Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Dr Ahmad Sani Abdul Alim Araby, the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysia Consultative Council of Islamic Organisation (MAPIM), reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to its humanitarian mission in Gaza, despite witnessing severe attacks by the Israeli forces, which he described as the worst he has ever seen.
According to BERNAMA News Agency, speaking with Bernama at Wisma MAPIM, the situation in Gaza is catastrophic, with extensive death and destruction caused by Israeli attacks, ignoring United Nations resolutions. He expressed frustration over the targeted bombings of schools bearing the UN emblem and hospitals built by countries like Qatar and Indonesia, emphasizing the sense of helplessness in the face of such aggression.
Dr Ahmad Sani revealed that approximately 11,000 people have been killed in Gaza, including around 4,000 children, during the 35 days of Israeli attacks. Despite these challenges, MAPIM has actively contributed to relief efforts, constructing nine mosques and providing 10 ambulances to Gaza. However, two of these mosques have been destroyed, and three ambulances are missing due to the ongoing conflict.
In response to the crisis, MAPIM is organizing the Malaysian Artists to Defend Palestine Gathering on December 2 in Shah Alam, Selangor. The event aims to rally for an immediate cessation of the war against Palestine and to leverage the influence of artists with substantial followings to spread this message to a wider audience.
MAPIM is also seeking collaboration with Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari to enhance the impact of the gathering. In conjunction with this event, MAPIM plans to launch the Palestine Emergency Fund to provide additional support to Palestinians in Gaza.