International community still fails to help Palestine - Israeli-American activist
SEREMBAN - The international community has yet to begin helping Palestine which is under the unlawful occupation of Israel, says Israeli-American activist Miko Peled.
Peled, who has always expressed his support for the Palestinians openly said it was as if the international community was committing a crime towards the Palestinians.
"Speaking on the acceptance of the international community over this issue, I can see that several countries are supporting and communicating with the state of Israel, they are working with them or even doing business with them," he said, today.
Peled who is also an author was one of the speakers at the International Conference on Palestine Kuala Lumpur 2023 (ICPKL) which was held for three days from yesterday (Friday) at the Royal Chulan Hotel in Seremban.
The conference focused on Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, thousands of whom have been held under “administrative detention” without being charged or even told what crimes they were suspected of having committed.
At the same time, the conference highlighted the many ways Israel imprisons Palestine.
Peled said it was extremely important for people all around the world to understand that what Israel was doing was not practicing democracy.
“This is the big picture that the international community needs to understand," he said when met at the conference.
Speaking on the situation of Palestine now compared to 10 years ago, Peled said ethnic cleansing and the destruction of towns and religious places kept on increasing.
He described the situation as “terrible all the time”.
“This particular government, Israel has today is the worst in terms of what they had done to the Palestinians.
“They (Palestinian prisoners) are heroes and they had never committed any crimes.
“Palestine is like a mosaic, while Jerusalem is the most beautiful old city in the world with a diversity of ethnic groups.
“I don’t understand why people don’t appreciate Palestine," he said.
On the anti-Islam sentiment among the international community, he said racism could not be removed.
He stressed that it was important for everyone to know about the real situation in Palestine.
“When we understand the real situation, then we can talk about the solutions, what we can see afterwards, and what we want to accomplish.
“We must never lose hope in fighting for the Palestinians’ rights until we succeed,” he said.
During this conference, organisers will be raising funds to support 20 Palestinian prisoners’ families for a year.