Palestinian Envoy shares same dais with LeT chief

Walid Abu Ali with LeT chief Hafiz Saeed
Walid Abu Ali with LeT chief Hafiz Saeed

Recently India joined 127 other countries to vote in the United Nations General Assembly in favour of a resolution opposing the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This was in sync with Palestinian sentiments.

While India is in support for Palestine, a Palestine envoy to Pakistan was seen sharing a stage with Hafiz Saeed, the co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba which was responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed over 160.

Walid Abu Ali, the Palestinian envoy attended a large rally organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council in Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Friday morning.

Formed in 2012, Difa-e-Pakistan (Defence of Pakistan) Council (DPC) is an alliance of Islamist groups in Pakistan, campaigning for a break in ties with the United States and an end to any chances of warming of relations with India.

Hafiz Saeed, who carries a bounty of $10 million announced by the US for his involvement in terror activities, made several anti-India and anti-US statements at the rally, invoking Khulbhushan Jadhav and Kashmir.