MDP requests special prayer for Palestinian statehood

The ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has asked the Ministry of Islamic Affairs to recite a special prayer after the next Friday prayers to support the Palestinian bid for statehood.

In a letter to Islamic Minister Dr Abdul Majeed Abdul Bari, MDP Chairperson MP “Reeko” Moosa Manik said that the Palestinians have been deprived of their basic human right of sovereignty “for the past 60 years.”

A vote on the issue of Palestinian statehood is due to take place at the 66th UN General Assembly on Friday.

The Foreign Ministry has stated that the Maldives strongly supports UN recognition of Palestinian statehood, with Naseem advocating the position before the UN Human Rights Council following the announcement by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that he will apply to the UN Security Council for full UN membership.

“Let us be clear, the Palestinian people have, like everyone else, the right to self-determination – the right to a state of their own. They have waited long enough for that most basic of rights. When the Palestinians present their case to the UN, the Maldives will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them, and we call on all others to do likewise,” Naseem told the UN Human Rights Council.

Naseem has said the Maldives does not believe that UN recognition of Palestinian statehood will narrow the chances of a negotiated peace.


3 thoughts on “MDP requests special prayer for Palestinian statehood”

  1. other news Adaalath is organizing a wet Tee Shirt contest.

    A prayer indeed. Although on second thoughts, if it works in convincing some Jinni fearing people to join MDP...why not?

  2. I sincerely hope the tragedy of Palestine comes to and end - that the people of Palestine and Israel can learn to coexist, and starve OPEC of its highest source of ideological fuel.


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