Thursday, 17 June 2021 | 05:27 WIB

Deputy Head of AMK: Indonesia Should Urge UN to Give Sanctions on Israel

Rendhika D. Harsono, Deputy Chairman of the National Leadership (PN) of Angkatan Muda Kabah (Kabah Youth Force/AMK) (special)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Rendhika D. Harsono, Deputy Chairman of the National Leadership (PN) of Angkatan Muda Kabah (Kabah Youth Force/AMK), has asked the Indonesian government to encourage the United Nations (UN) to impose strict sanctions on Israel for carrying out acts of violence against Palestinian civilians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

"The Indonesian government must react. As one of the largest Muslim-majority countries in the world, we urge the Indonesian government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to take a firm stand against Israel's acts. We urge the United Nations to impose sanctions on Israel," said Rendhika D Harsono when contacted by telephone on Tuesday (05/11/2021).

The chairman of the central board of PPP (United Development Party) emphasized that the acts of violence conducted by the Israeli police on Palestinian civilians greatly disturbed the solidarity of Islamic countries, or countries where the majority of the population are Muslims.

Rendhika emphasized that the forced evictions and acts of violence by Israeli police on Palestinian civilians at the Al-Aqsa mosque were very contrary to UN Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian laws, in particular the Geneva Convention IV year 1949, and have the potential to cause tension and instability in the region.

Rendhika said that AMK, as an Islamic organization, plans to meet with various Islamic organizations in the near future to respond to Israel police force's anarchist behavior towards Palestinian civilians.

"Insya Allah (God willing), we will discuss with friends from NU, Muhammadiyah, and other Islamic organizations in Indonesia to take a common attitude and viewpoint in this context," he added.

Earlier, bloody clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque broke out. The clashes, which injured hundreds of people, occurred after fast breaking.

At least 178 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, on Friday (05/07) evening local time. Israeli police used rubber bullets and stun grenades on Palestinians who threw stones at them.

The clashes was triggered by mounting anger among Palestinians over the potential eviction of a number of Palestinian families from their homes, whose lands were claimed by the Jewish settlers who sued the courts.