Indonesian Ulema Calls on World Community to Boycott Israeli Products

Chairman of MUI, KH Ma’ruf Amin

Jakarta, MINA – The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) has called on the world community to boycott products providing support to Israel and companies supporting Israel because of the Israeli army’s brutality against the Palestinian population and their actions desecrating  Al-Aqsa Mosque

Chairman of the MUI KH Ma’ruf Amin asserted that in its foreign policy Indonesia declared that there will be no colonization in the world.

“Do not just criticize, there must be boycotts from all countries in the world to Israel,”  Ma’ruf told reporters after the 42nd MUI Birthday ceremony at the Sarbini Hall  Jakarta, Wednesday night (26/7).

Ma’ruf’s statement is also in line with the results of the 5th Special Summit of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Palestine held in Jakarta on March 7, 2016. On that occasion, President Joko Widodo also firmly stated the attitude.

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The MUI regretted Israel’s stance on closing down the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Previously, MUI also invited Muslims in Indonesia to recite qunut nazilah and pray for peace, safety, and security of the Palestinian people in maintaining the third holiest place in Islam.

MUI also requested that the Indonesian government take the initiative to pressure the UN Security Council to hold a special session. According to Vice Chairman of MUI Zainut Tauhid Sa’adi, Israel’s actions are a form of violation against humanity.

“The MUI condemns Israeli aggression and unbiblical behavior towards the Palestinians. MUI called on the Government to urge the United Nations to take steps to stop and punish Israel for brutal acts against the Palestinian people, “he said.

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The situation around Al-Aqsa Mosque has intensified in recent days since the Israeli Occupation Authority closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex on Friday following the deaths of two Israeli soldiers by gunmen and three Palestinians in clashes with Israeli forces.

Israeli authorities reopened the mosque on Sunday but installed a metal detectors at the entrances to the mosque, a move that Palestinians say aims to change the status quo, tranquility in worship and visitation rights to the shrine.

As a result of the Israeli decision, Palestinian Muslims agreed to protest by holding a congregational prayer outside the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Since then, clashes have occurred every day involving Palestinian civilians and fully armed Israeli soldiers, especially in the West Bank and Al-Quds City

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Data collected by the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRCS), Monday (24/7), reported that victims of violence in Palestine by Israeli soldiers during the last 10 days reached the number of 1,090 wounded. Meanwhile, seven Palestinians have been killed since July 14, three armed men killed three Israeli security officers and four people died in clashes with Israeli troops. . (L /R01 / P2

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)