“Do not doubt the government’s stance on Palestine. We will support Palestine with all of our strength until Palestine is free,” Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (PMK), Muhadjir Effendi, who was present at the Solidarity Act for Palestine in Jakarta on Sunday, emphasized that the public does not need to doubt the government’s stance on Palestine’s independence.He conveyed this together with Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas and Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi who were present at the activity. “We are here to represent the government,” he said. He then explained that their presence was assigned by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). “We were assigned by President Jokowi. Do not doubt the government’s stance on Palestine. We will support Palestine with all of our strength until Palestine is free,” he continued. Effendy also asked the public to pray for Palestinians’ well-being and their freedom from prolonged suffering. Meanwhile, Minister Qoumas invited the public to perform prayers for the martyrs who were victims of Israel’s regime. “We are all gathered here because we care about Palestinian people. I ask everyone to perform prayer for their well-being and to pray for the martyrs who are victims of Israel,” he noted. He also hoped that the Palestinian people would soon gain peace, justice, and independence. In addition, Foreign Affairs Minister Marsudi conveyed that the first humanitarian aid from Indonesia had been sent to Palestine. “Yesterday the first aid was sent directly by President Jokowi. Those did not only come from the government but also from the community. Once the aid arrives, it will be distributed through humanitarian institutions,” she remarked.
Source: Antara News Agency