PREMIUMLove for the motherland: Homesick Palestinians extol Indonesian support

first_imgTopics : Forgot Password ? Google Log in with your social account Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Thirty-two-year-old Palestinian migrant Mahmoud Omar can say unabashedly that he has learned to love Indonesia like he would his own wife, but that it would never measure up to his love for his homeland.Having come to Indonesia a little over a year ago, and now living comfortably as a teacher at the Al-Masyhad Islamic boarding school in Sukabumi, West Java, Omar said he felt the Indonesian people had welcomed him with open arms.He also felt the extent of Indonesia’s support for Palestinian statehood, which comes almost naturally for a country with the world’s largest Muslim population.Omar said he believed in the prophetic hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad) that a group of Muslim peoples would stand firm in preserving the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, a sacred site for the major Abrahamic faiths and one of the flashpoints of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict…. Palestine Indonesia Middle-East-conflict US Israel peace-process solidarity UNlast_img

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