Jakarta, 2 Dzulqa’dah 1435/27 August 2014 (MINA) – Jemaah Muslimin (Hizbullah) Imam as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Indonesian based international Islamic news service, Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA), Muhyiddin Hamidy, welcomed the permanent ceasefire agreement between Hamas (Palestinian freedom fighters) in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli occupation regime.
Muhyiddin reiterated his support for the Palestinian independence struggle, in which Muslims Jamaat (Hizbullah) has long had a close relationship with the scholars from Gaza.
“Congratulations on achieving a cease-fire. We have always supported the Palestinian cause (the struggle to liberate Palestine and the Al-Aqsha form Israeli occupation),” Muhyiddin told Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA), on Wednesday morning (27/8).
“The relationship of Al-Fatah (Muslims Jamaat-managed Islamic boarding schools) with scholars in Gaza is very close, they often visited the Al-Fatah and Shuffah Al-Qur’an in Lampung,” added Muhyiddin referring to the College of the Quran which is managed by the Muslims Jamaat (Hizbullah).
Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in Gaza celebrating victory after the two warring sides agreed to a cease-fire to end a seven-week long fighting in Gaza.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, an agreement proposal was accepted by all parties and enforced the ceasefire that began at 19:00 Gaza time (23:00 pm).
He welcomed the deal as an opportunity to “build a new country and end the occupation”.
Previously he thanked Egypt, Qatar and the United States for their role in mediating the agreement made during the indirect talks in Cairo.
A day earlier, Egypt with the support of Saudi Arabia re-offer proposal for a Palestinian-Israeli ceasefire agreement as soon as possible.
That differentiates it from previous Egyptian truce proposal, this time the King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz help provide assurance to the factions that blockade of Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip will be terminated.
If Israel continues to be stubborn in negotiations, Saudi Arabia threatened with guarantees of unified Arab fight to end the blockade of Gaza.(L/P001/P3)