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Hefazat decries Jerusalem’s recognition as Israeli capital

  • Published at 11:40 PM December 07, 2017
  • Last updated at 11:41 PM December 07, 2017
Hefazat decries Jerusalem’s recognition as Israeli capital
A number of Islamist political parties bring out procession in Dhaka on Thursday, December 7, 2017; protesting the US president's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Several Islamic political parties have already demonstrated protests in Dhaka since the US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Hefazat-e-Islam, along with several Islamic political parties of the country, is all set to bring out a demonstration in Dhaka on Friday protesting the recent announcement by US President Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Hefazat Ameer Shah Ahmad Shafi and Secretary General Junaid Babunagari strongly condemned the US president’s announcement over Jerusalem – a holy city to Muslims, Christians and Jews – which is also known as the City of Peace.


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They said the US presidency had unleashed a war against the Muslim community by making the announcement.

World Muslim leaders and public should be united in protest against such an aggressive decision, they added.


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The Hefazat leaders further said Jerusalem is not only a holy land land for Palestinian Muslims, but it was a holy land for the entire Muslim community as Islam’s first qibla, Baitul Mukaddas, is situated in this city.

Jerusalem is even more precious than the blood of Muslims and it can never be given to the Jewish group, they said.

Shafi and Junaid questioned the image of the US and said Donald Trump’s announcement was a serious threat to world peace.

Several Islamic political parties have already demonstrated protests in Dhaka since the US president made the announcement.

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