LOWER DIR: The Lower Dir chapter of Jamaat-i-Islami arranged a solidarity rally in favour of Palestinians at Timergara here the other day which was attended by hundreds of party workers and general public in a large number. The JI senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan led the participants who marched on the road and gathered at the Gorgorai Chowk. The participants were carrying banners and placards inscribed with anti-Israel and anti-America slogans for besieging the Gaza Strip. The rally was addressed by senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, JI district chief Izazul Mulk Afkari and others. They said the Israeli forces had besieged the Gaza from all directions and White Phosphorus was being used against the unarmed Palestinians, killing innocent babies and women who had nothing with the war. Senator Mushtaq said that so far 8000 bombs had been dropped upon the innocent Palestinians killing thousands of civilians most of them children, women and aged persons. The JI leader said the Israel had turned the whole of Gaza Strip into a hell for Palestinians while stopping the supply of water, electricity, food and medicines. He said the Palestinians were not only fighting a war for freedom and getting the Al-Quds but they were fighting for the whole Muslim Ummah. He said the Gaza was the last fort of Palestinians and ‘Harmain Sharifain’ would be at stake if Gaza was fallen. The JI leader condemned the rulers of western powers and America and said they had given a license to the Israel for killing Palestinians. He said the infidels had got united against the Islamic countries while on the other hand the Muslim rulers had become silent spectators. The JI leader said that none of the Muslim states would now recognize the Israeli State as what they had done to the innocent Palestinians was a shameful act. He suggested the OIC should set up a ‘Palestinians’ Support Fund’ at the earliest as they needed support and financial assistance. He asked the participants to hoist Palestine flag on their homes and shops in Palestinians support.