The most influential Iranian Sunni leader considered Israel’s bombing and attacks on Gaza “shocking, brutal and unjustified”, and called on all countries and international communities to stop Israel from massacre, genocide, and destruction in Gaza.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid was talking to tens of thousands of worshippers in Zahedan’s Grand Makki Mosque on October 27, 2023.
He said: “These days, the conditions in Palestine and Gaza are very critical and unprecedented. In the past, we saw that the oppressed people of Palestine and Gaza were treated cruelly, but the current situation in Palestine is so tense that no one can tolerate it. Today, Israel is dropping the most advanced and destructive bombs on the people of Gaza. Women, children and innocent and defenseless people are the most victims of these cruel attacks.”
“The properties of the people of Gaza have been burning and destroying, and their houses have been demolishing. These scenes are shocking, bitter, and unbearable for anyone who has the slightest conscience and pity. An Israeli official said that all the people of Gaza are guilty. Are women and children also guilty? Who accepts that all of them are guilty? Most of those who are being killed in Gaza are innocent. The number of martyrs in Gaza has reached more than seven thousand people; the most casualties are children, women and the old women and men,” said the president of Darululoom Zahedan.
“The people of the world will not accept any justification for Israel’s brutal bombings and attacks. The Israeli army and politicians cannot deny and justify these facts. These attacks are massacres and genocide. Such actions are to the detriment of Israel; because people have conscience, and they will judge when they see such scenes. Europeans and Americans must prevent Israeli attacks; in fact, they are blamed because they give Israel a free hand and paved the way for her to commit such a crime,” said the Iranian top Sunni leader.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid further said: “If Israel had casualties in the beginning, it cannot be a justification to massacre children and innocent people. No one in the world is allowed to attack innocent people. I hope that the international community and Islamic countries will take immediate action to stop this destructive war. This war causes displeasure and anger of Allah Almighty; because innocent and defenseless servants of Allah are being killed with no reason.”
My suggestion to Hamas: release Israeli old, women and children captives without any conditions
The most outstanding Iranian Sunni scholar of Balochistan continued his speech, and said: “I would like to recommend Hamas to release the Israeli prisoners, who are women, children, and old people, without any conditions. This will have a positive effect, and it will be a step towards Allah’s satisfaction, and many people in the world will be pleased as well.”
Both people and police officers should show tolerance in the current dire situation
Referring to the heavy presence of military forces in the neighborhoods where the ceremony of the Friday prayers of Zahedan was held, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid called on both the authorities and the people to show patience and not get involved with each other.
He said: “Last Friday, I urged on people to return home peacefully, but it has been proven to us that some infiltrators and agents were among people, inciting them and creating problems. People should be careful of infiltrators and be careful and return to their homes with peace and remembrance of Allah Almighty. We must consider the situation and act in such a way that more problems will not arise.”
“People should know that their rights have been pursued, and are still being pursued. I have always said that our main demands are national demands; because we are a part of the Iranian nation. If the national problems are solved, our problems will also be solved. Pursuing ethnic, religious, and local problems are the second priority,” said the Friday Imam of Zahedan.
At the end of his speech, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid called on the government to release all the prisoners, including last week’s prisoners.