Jamaat-e-Islami Leader Hafiz Idris Calls Israel an Illegitimate State, Urges Pakistanis to Reject Pro-Israeli Sentiments

LAHORE, Hafiz Muhammad Idris, a central figure in Jamaat-e-Islami, has urged Pakistanis to honor the stance of Quaid-e-Azam, the nation’s founding father, regarding the Palestinian cause and his opposition to the state of Israel, reinforcing the narrative of Israel’s illegitimacy in a recent statement.

According to Jamaat-e-Islami, Idris commended Quaid-e-Azam’s strong opposition against the creation of Israel despite pressure from what he termed as pro-Israel Western forces. He stressed that the founder of Pakistan, Hafiz Muhammad Idris, had declared Israel as an illegitimate state, and therefore, contemporary conspiracies within Pakistani institutions to recognize Israel should be condemned by patriots.

Idris criticized the existence of Israel, calling it illegal, immoral, and inhumane, and praised the resilience of Gazans against Israeli policies. He recalled the historical resistance of Gaza’s people against what he described as an aggressive state, forecasting that their bravery would be noted in the annals of history.

Furthermore, Idris called upon the leaders of the Muslim world to actualize their support for Palestinians beyond verbal declarations and resolutions, suggesting a need for tangible action against oppression. He condemned the support Israel receives from the United States, and stated that Muslim rulers have a duty to their faith and people, a duty for which they would be accountable in the afterlife.