Israel convinces Nigerian Jonathan to vote against Palestinian Statehood.
The Palestinian President is schedule to present a formal request to the UN General Assembly on friday (23rd September 2011), for the world body to recognise his country as a sovereign state. The US, as has vowed to prevent the Palestine’s proposal at the UN
Jonathan stands is has alarmed human rights activists, third world countries and the Muslim world in general.
Recognising Palestine is the right thing to do. The Palestinians have lived under Israeli occupation and apartheid policies since 1948. The world have watched while thousands of Palestinians have been killed unlawfully by the zionist state of Israel. Over 5,000 palestinians are in Israeli prisons for political reasons at the moment.
And it is highly insensitive and insulting to Africans as a whole that one of its leaders would turn his back against a suffering people under occupation.
If you’re a Nigeria, is it your wish to turn your back against an oppress people? If Jonathan goes ahead to vote against Palestine he will surely be acting against the pure souls of the Nigerian people. Nigeria nationalist where at the forefront in demanding freedom for colonised Zimbabwe, South Africa and several others nations. It is surprising that her leaders today will be at the forefront in denying freedom to Palestine.
Let us add our voice to millions of others who are calling for the freedom of Palestine. It will be a shame if we don’t add our voice to that of Mandela who described the Palestinian issue as the greatest moral problem of our time. He also said “…But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians…”
It behoves us to stand up and be counted among those who are actively contributing to the cause of freedom and Justice. Let us stand up irrespective of our tribe and religion and be part of this humane endeavour.
Ohwojeheri Igho Hakeem
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