JAKARTA – Unlike some other Indonesian leaders, The Fourth President of Indonesia Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) is ask for people more proportionally in the Israel-Palestinian confrontation. "Do not tend to the Palestinians," he said at the Utan Kayu, Jakarta, yesterday (10 / 1).
Because, according to him, both parties should be equally motivated to stop the attack of their own. "Israel won’t stop, but Palestinian neither," added the former general chairman of PB NU.
Therefore, he deplores attitude of Islam and a number of Indonesian mass organizations in the political party to defend the Hamas group "If it is still as driven, peace will never be reached, there will be no negotiations," specifically sure.
Gus Dur said, Israel attacks that killed hundreds of women and children make himself concerned. However, he continued, the conflict between Palestine and Israel is very complex and has long since occurred. "The conflicts that will continue to occur during Hamas also still shoot rocket to the Jewish settlements region," he said.
But, are the Israel-Palestinian conflict related to religious issues? Gus Dur reject these assumptions. According to him, religious issue only a mount for some groups for dramatical the conflict there.
Previously, Chairman of the General PP Muhammadiyah Din Syamsuddin the civil society coalition formed for the Palestinian claim to the UN that the religious factor is one of the reasons why Israel attacked the Palestinians. "Do not say anything, if don’t understand the problem there. He was not undestand the history," said Gus Dur.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday (13 / 1) Gus Dur is scheduled to leave for Seoul, South Korea. He was invited to attend the high-level conference on world peace leader titled World Summit on Peace and International Leadership Conference. the Gaza conflict also discuss in this event .