India's former Prime Minister and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 1977 speech in support of Palestine resurfaces

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'Israel will have to vacate occupied land': India's former Prime Minister and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 1977 speech in support of Palestine resurfaces
ਫਲਸਤੀਨ ਦੇ ਹੱਕ ਵਿਚ ਅਟਲ ਬਿਹਾਰੀ ਵਾਜਪਾਈ ਦੀ ਸਪੀਚ ਹੋਈ ਵਾਇਰਲ #Israel #Gaza #Palestine #Hamasattack
‘For permanent peace in the Middle-East, Israel must vacate Palestinian land it has illegally occupied.’

-- Atal Bihari Vajpayee, when he became India’s External Affairs Minister, at a rally in Delhi in March 1977
The video has resurfaced amid the ongoing war between Israel, and Hamas fighters from Gaza. After Hamas fighters unleashed a multi-pronged surprise attack on Israel on Saturday, the Benjamin Netyanhu government ordered complete blockade and seize of Gaza in retaliation. Israeli defense minister instructed that electricity, food, water, and gas connections of Gaza be cut-off.
In the 1977 video of Prasar Bharati that has resurfaced, late PM Vajpayee is seen saying "Israel will have to vacate the land occupied by the Arabs."
Vajpayee is heard orating in Hindi, when he says 'Akramankari, akraman ke phalon ka upbhog karein ye apne sambandh mein humein sweekar nahin hain. To jo niyam hum par lagu hain, wo auro par bhi lagu hoga. Arbo ki zameen khali honi chahiye. Jo philistini , unke uchit adhikaro ki prasthapna hona chahiye. Israel ke astitva ko soviet Russia, America ne bhi sweekar kiya hain, hum bhi sweekar kar chuke hain"

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