The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) issues on Sunday a strongly worded statement condemning the Israeli offensive in Gaza that killed 500 Palestinians mostly civilians including women and children and wounding thousands more.
In a stament on its website, Sheikh Muhammad Muntassir, chairperson of MILF's da'wah committee, said that "Israel deserved the highest condemnation of the world in systematically killing defenseless civilians and illegally and immorally occupying Palestinian lands".
"Israel thrives on blood, sufferings and destructions of the Palestinians. This occupation must be ended and let the Palestinians reoccupy their lands including East Jerusalem," he said.
East Jerusalem is where the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque are located. Al Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest mosque in Islam after Mecca and Madinah.
Israeli tanks and infantry entered Gaza after nightfall Saturday, launching a ground offensive.
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