The Palestinian Embassy thanked the premier on Wednesday for his “strong response” on Israel and also expressed gratitude to the government for extending support to the Palestinian cause.
Palestine embassy issued a statement in Islamabad and thanked Pakistan for condemning Israeli aggression towards Palestine.
“Palestinians consider Pakistan as our second homeland and Pakistanis as our dearest brothers, who always supported Palestine on every forum of the world,” it read.
The press release releases a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Israel could not be recognised as a state by Pakistan unless it gave freedom to Palestine.
The prime minister stated: “Quaid-i-Azam had said in 1948 that Pakistan could not recognise Israel unless it gave freedom to Palestinians.
“If we recognise Israel and ignore [the] tyranny faced by Palestinians, we will have to give up [the cause of] Kashmir as well, and this we cannot do.”
The Palestine embassy noted that the Pakistani government had always supported their cause. “The embassy heartily appreciates the stance of [PM Imran] when answering to a question about Israel.”
It added that due to the love of Pakistanis towards Palestine, Israeli and Pakistani relations have never been established.
“The embassy thanks the prime minister for such a strong response and also appreciates every individual of Pakistan, including political parties, media, and civil society, who is observing solidarity with Palestine in any possible way.
“We are hopeful that this support will be with us until we get an independent State of Palestine with Jerusalem Al-Quds as its capital,” the statement concluded.