Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 28/05/2022 06:40 
26.07.2014 01:48 News >> Al-Quds Day Demands Cutting Kenyan-Israeli Ties

Al-Quds Day Demands Cutting Kenyan-Israeli Ties

In recent years, Kenya has become a close ally of Israel.

Kenyan Muslims joined the world in commemorating the Al-Quds Day, with calls to cut diplomatic ties between the East African country and Israel over its ongoing onslaught against the blockaded Gaza Strip.

"What is happening in Gaza is a crime against humanity," MP Yusuf Hassan told participants in the event organized by the Iranian Embassy in Kenya.

"It's the civilians who are been killed," he said.

"It is time that Kenya and the world act to stop the deaths of innocent children and women," added the Kenyan lawmaker.

The Al-Quds Day is commemorated worldwide on the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in solidarity with the people of Palestine and to protest Israeli aggression on the holy city, home to Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest site.

Muslims worldwide, including in Nigeria, often mark the day with either processions or prayers in support of the Palestinian course.

This year they are also protesting an ongoing Israeli onslaught against the blockaded Gaza Strip which has killed 865 Palestinians – mostly civilians, and wounded 5730 others since July 7.

This year's Al Quds Day theme came from a famous "e for late South African president and liberation leader Nelson Mandela: "Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinian."

The Friday sermons in Kenyan mosques were dominated by the ongoing killings in Gaza with imams making invocations for the people of Palestine.

MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir said he had presented a notice of motion to the speaker of the Kenyan Parliament to discuss the Gaza conflict.

"I expect that parliament will next week debate Kenya's way forward in the Gaza conflict," he told AA.

"I will be pushing to have Kenya cut diplomatic ties with Israel to protest the killing of civilians," said the Mombasa lawmaker.

Kenyan Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed on Monday said she was appalled by the ongoing conflict.

"I feel strongly to see innocent children and women dying in the conflict," she said in response to a question by AA during a one-hour session to discuss foreign policy issues with reporters via social media.

In recent years, Kenya has become a close ally of Israel.

The two countries cooperate in matters relating to security, especially after 2002 attacks in Mombasa that targeted an Israeli-owned hotel and a chartered Israeli plane.

By Yassin Juma

englishnews@aa.com.tr

www.aa.com.tr/en - Nayrobi



        Latest News
African Journalists Closely Follow Turkish Media Outlets 16 minutes ago...
2 day Turkiye Africa Media Summit was recently organized by Communications Directorate in Istanbul.
8Th Mercy To Universe Film Festival Set For November 16 minutes ago...
International festival in Istanbul will highlight aspects of life of Prophet Muhammad.
Palestinian Official Heads To Egypt To Discuss Gaza Reconstruction 16 minutes ago...
Essam al Dalis holds top government position in the Gaza Strip.
Turkish Cuisine Promoted In Irish Capital -14 minutes ago...
Event in Dublin held as part of May 21 27 Turkish Cuisine Week.
Turkiye, Azerbaijan To Cooperate On Space, Technology: Turkish Minister 31 minutes ago...
Mustafa Varank speaks to AA on sidelines of Teknofest Azerbaijan.

 
      Top News
Palestinian Official Heads To Egypt To Discuss Gaza Reconstruction Palestinian Official Heads To Egypt To Discuss Gaza Reconstruction
Turkiye, Azerbaijan To Cooperate On Space, Technology: Turkish Minister Turkiye, Azerbaijan To Cooperate On Space, Technology: Turkish Minister
4Th Grader Survives Texas Shooting By Smearing Blood On Herself, Playing Dead 4Th Grader Survives Texas Shooting By Smearing Blood On Herself, Playing Dead
Djokovic, Nadal Cruise Into French Open 4Th Round Djokovic, Nadal Cruise Into French Open 4Th Round
Traumatized By Solingen Attack, Turkish Immigrant Family In Germany Still Reeling From Grief, Pain Traumatized By Solingen Attack, Turkish Immigrant Family In Germany Still Reeling From Grief, Pain
3-Time Grand Slam Champ Kerber Eliminated In French Open 3Rd Round 3-Time Grand Slam Champ Kerber Eliminated In French Open 3Rd Round
Turkiye 'Neutralizes' 7 YPG/PKK Terrorists In Northern Syria Turkiye 'Neutralizes' 7 YPG/PKK Terrorists In Northern Syria
One Killed In Mysterious 'Accident' At Iranian Military Complex One Killed In Mysterious 'Accident' At Iranian Military Complex
Turkiye's Largest Tech Event Teknofest Kicks Off In Azerbaijan's Capital Turkiye's Largest Tech Event Teknofest Kicks Off In Azerbaijan's Capital
EU Commercial Vehicle Registrations Plunge 27.1% In April EU Commercial Vehicle Registrations Plunge 27.1% In April