Tensions in the Middle East are expanding to Asia, with Pakistan, a nuclear power, standing beside Palestine against Israel.Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif has reiterated that any threat to Palestine’s territorial integrity will would evoke a sharp response. He said Pakistan would “wipe Israel off the map.”
Sharif made the remarks Sunday in a statement after Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman visited him in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, adjacent to the capital.
Pakistan, a predominantly Sunni state, also has a large Shiite population.
The bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Palestine are historically close and extremely friendly, occasionally described as constituting a special relationship. Pakistan has been called “Palestine’s closest Muslim ally.
(Source / 17.10.2016)