- Some Nigerian Muslims in Oyo state have organised a peaceful protest against the transfer of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
- They also protested against the occupation of Palestinian land by Israel
- Recall that the United States had on May 14 formally opened her embassy in Jerusalem
Muslims in Oyo state on Friday, May 25, organised a peaceful protest against the continuous occupation of Palestinian land by Israel as well as the transfer of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
It would be recalled that the United States had on May 14 formally opened her embassy in Jerusalem, saying it remains the capital of Israel.
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Speaking on the sidelines of the protest, Mr Atta Rasheed, the coordinator of the Al-Qudus Foundation, said Israel had been occupying portions of Palestine land unlawfully since 1948.
Rasheed called on all peace loving people of the world and nations with sympathy for justice and human dignity not only to condemn the act but sanction Israel, US and their allies.
He urged other nations to severe their relationship with Israel by withdrawing their ties.
In his contribution, the chief Imam of Alegongo, Sheikh Ismail Bushari, said Muslims were unhappy with the wrongful occupation of Palestine land by Israel.
“Muslims, Nigerian government, United Nations and other countries are not in support of the US moving her embassy to Jerusalem because it is against the rights of the Palestinians,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reports that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) called on the federal government and other countries to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Reverend Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, made this call in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, special assistant, media and communications of CAN, on Tuesday, May 22, in Abuja.
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