Warnings increased in Malaysia of Israeli aggression on its territory, following Israeli statements described as hostile towards Malaysia in response to its popular and official position on the recent Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.
Malaysian Interior Minister Hamzah Zainuddin announced the tightening of security measures to ensure the security and stability of the country, including the security and safety of Palestinians residing in it, according to the minister’s statements, and the Malaysian press quoted him as confirming that the government takes Israeli threats seriously. Read also The assassination of a Palestinian scientist in Malaysia and his family accused the Mossad Malaysian organizations: The Israeli attacks on Jerusalem are systematic and its defense is legitimate Malaysia .. Political and popular consensus rejecting the normalization of the UAE and Bahrain with Israel Following Israeli threats to liquidate them, Malaysia takes precautionary measures to protect Palestinian leaders on its soil
Professor Qamaruzzaman Abdullah, a professor specializing in national security at the University of North Malaysia, believes that the Malaysian security alert is justified, after the Israeli Ministry of Defense accused Malaysian hackers of launching electronic attacks on Israeli websites, and Malaysians boasted on social media of hacking sensitive Israeli security sites In response to the recent Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.
Qamar al-Zaman adds in his speech to Al Jazeera Net that Malaysia cannot afford a new security breach after the assassination of Palestinian scientist Fadi al-Batsh in 2018, in addition to two heavy security incidents, such as the one that targeted the half-brother of the North Korean leader and led to strained relations between the two countries.
He asserts that the official Malaysian position towards the Palestinian issue is based on United Nations resolutions, especially Security Council Resolution 242, which stipulates the two-state solution, but the expert in national security affairs pointed out that the feelings of many Malaysians may not be consistent with the official position, and confirms this, according to His opinion, the reactions of the Malaysians to the war launched by Israel against the Palestinians of Gaza and its ongoing attacks in Jerusalem.
At the height of Malaysian popular frustration with the recent Israeli aggression, and the repeated mention of Malaysia in the context of Israeli threats to track down Hamas activists in the countries in which they live, including Malaysia, Malaysian organizations and parties deplored the crossing of an Israeli occupation army plane into Malaysian airspace and landing at a military airport in Singapore. Neighboring.
An Asian defense and security report revealed the Israeli plane that landed at a Singaporean military airport on May 17, and the Malaysian press considered it a major security breach, before the Malaysian Ministry of Transport confirmed that it was aware of the path of the plane, which it described as a civilian.
While the Malaysian press gave the details of the flight and said that it was on a mission for the Israeli foreign intelligence service known as the Mossad, and that the plane belonged to the Israel Aerospace Industries.
In a statement issued by the Islamic Youth Movement in Malaysia, the movement questioned the extent of the Malaysian authorities’ readiness to confront any security breach or Israeli aggression against Malaysia.
The movement accused the Ministry of Transportation of misleading by downplaying the danger of an Israeli Defense Ministry plane crossing Malaysian airspace, and said that justification by saying that it does not constitute a danger is unacceptable.
Social media compared the Malaysian government’s position on the suspicious plane to Indonesia’s decision to prevent the passage of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plane from crossing its airspace in 2017, which forced the plane to take a distant path several hours away from Singapore to Australia.
Qamar al-Zaman considered the Israeli plane a security breach, and told Al Jazeera Net that the problem lies in the failure of the Malaysian authorities to present a logical account in light of the great popular sensitivity towards any breach of sovereignty, especially if it was from Israel and in the atmosphere of aggression against the Palestinian people.