With the Israel war against Hamas ongoing, members of the Concerned Muslims of Trinidad and Tobago wants to see this government sever all of business ties with Israel.
During a media conference at the Nur E Islam Masjid in El Socorro, San Juan, the group, also called on government to deport any Israelis working in the country.
The group, led by Imtiaz Mohammed, said it also intends to pen letters to this country’s Government, the US and the UN on the plight of Palestinians.
Mohammed said the letter has already been prepared and will be delivered to the United States Embassy in Trinidad and the United Nations.
“I am calling on the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Nations, and the world to stand up for justice in favour of the Palestinians by having the Israelis abide by UN Resolution 242 of November 1967, which requires Israel to withdraw from the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza. As a result of enforcing UN Resolution 242, Palestine will achieve its own State and government,” Mohammed said.
Concerned Muslims also called on the International Criminal Court and Human Rights International to investigate what it called the war crimes committed by the Israelis against the Palestinians in the past and present.
“In the last 14 days, Israel has committed many war crimes by violating international laws under the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the Hague Convention of 1899 and 1907. They are strongly supported by the US and the UK, and both Israel and the USA are not members of the International Criminal Court, so they commit these crimes with impunity,” Mohammed claimed.
Concerned Muslims also urged members of the Islamic faith and other citizens to assist in gathering aid for the people of Palestine.
The organisation is already collaborating with international humanitarian groups, particularly UK Muslim Hands and Islamic Relief Worldwide, which are operating in Gaza.