Global Peace Malaysia, MyAqsa, and MDMC Formulate Novel Means of Fighting for the Independence of Palestine
MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, JAKARTA – Advocacy for the independency of Palestine cannot be carried out reactively such as through aggression and war.
Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC) conducted a discussion with Global Peace Malaysia, MyAqsha Defenders, and humanitarian activists from social organizations to make the advocacy effective.
Chair of the MDMC Budi Setiawan mentioned that the forum aimed to discuss disaster responses to the Cianjur earthquake and advocacy for Palestine.
“The forum was captivating, and the MDMC recommended one coordination so that all programs for Palestine would be more efficient and beneficial. We believe that unifying visions and being organized are vital,” Budi said.
Budi expected that future advocacy could focus on culture and other areas, so the struggle for Palestinian people is not about waiting for the war to happen.
“The Palestinian conflict has occurred for long and no one knows when it’s over. Therefore, we have to have new effective means of helping Palestine that have good strong relations with Indonesia,” Budi mentioned.
Furthermore, CEO of Global Peace Malaysia Ahmad Fahmi Muhammad Samsudin said that the advocacy and coordination to assist Palestinians had been planned in several Southeast Asian regions, and this forum in Indonesia was the first.
“Alhamdulillah, Indonesia as the host country welcomed us well. Our friends and Muhammadiyah gave insights of what we do in the future, how we utilize media to play our roles, and how we continuously and consistently advocate through narratives discussing Palestinian issues,” Ahmad said.
Ahmad emphasized that the struggle to liberate Baitul Maqdis and Al-Aqsa would not be effective through old, sporadic, and reactive ways. Indonesian Muslims should work together to help the Palestinian people.
“Continuity is essential. We have to come as one and bring narratives to help them,” he said.