Muttaqi criticizes dual policy of world for Palestine

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Muttaqi criticizes dual policy of world for Palestine

KABUL: The acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, criticized the double standards of the international community regarding the issue of Palestine, saying that the “world that talks of human rights, human values, freedom and justice, is watching the brutal massacre.”

He made the remarks at a high-level consultative conference on Palestine in Tehran.

Muttaqi also called on the Islamic World to be united regarding the issue of Palestine, saying that the struggle of Palestinians is “legitimate and legal.”

“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as a guardian of Islamic values, calls on influential Islamic countries to play a more effective role in putting an end to the killing of innocent Palestinian people by the Zionist regime and holding the Zionist regime accountable,” he said.

Muttaqi also indicated the situation in Afghanistan, saying that the country is one of the victims of the world’s contradiction.

“It is grotesque to see my country, Afghanistan, being sanctioned by instrumentalizing human rights – when we are taking steps towards security and stability following more than four decades of foreign invasions!” he said.

The political analysts gave various opinions in this regard.

“All Muslims are sad because the Islamic countries have not played the role which they should have played,” said Wahid Faqiri, a political analyst. 

Al-Jazeera reported from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees which said it “cannot deliver meaningful aid” under intense Israeli bombardments of Gaza after the UN Security Council called for increased access.

On 7 October 2023, the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas began. According to the reports, more than 20,000 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict, while Israel also announced that 130 military and around 1,200 civilians have been killed. In the meantime, 240 hostages are in Hamas’s custody.