Afghans in various rallies in Kabul and other parts of the country on Friday announced their solidarity with Palestinians and condemned the Israeli aggression in Gaza.
Hamas and Israel agreed to a ceasefire after 11 days of bloody violence that took hundreds of lives. The ceasefire came into effect on Friday morning.
In a rally in Kabul, Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar called Israel’s attacks in Gaza as a crime against humanity and criticized the silence in the Muslim world against the aggression.
“Palestine is the heart of the Muslim world, but Israel is a piousness sword of western imperialism,” Hekmatyar said. “It is a shame for the Muslim world that they are not able to defend the al Aqsa Mosque.”
“It is a shame. Israel will vanish if the 53 Muslim nations get together,” said former MP Abdul Sattar Khawasi.
Some Kabul residents who attended the rally said they are ready to protect the people in Gaza.
“If there is a call for jihad in Palestine, I will go there along with my children to fight,” said Najiba Kakar, a Kabul resident.
“Palestine is our identity. It is the land of prophets,” said a religious scholar Abdul Ahad Mawahidi.