۱۶ آذر ۱۳۹۸ |٩ ربيع الآخر ١٤٤١ | Dec 7, 2019
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28 November 2019 - 19:41
UN observes international solidarity day with Palestinians

Palestine's Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour read a message by President Mahmoud Abbas to a meeting held by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People at the UN headquarters on Wednesday.

Hawzah News Agency - The United Nations has commemorated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, with world leaders and UN officials expressing support for the resolution of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Palestine's Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour read a message by President Mahmoud Abbas to a meeting held by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People at the UN headquarters on Wednesday.

Abbas said the Palestinian people have endured more than 70 years of tragedies, but yet remain steadfast.

“Despite decades of disappointment and setbacks, we remain committed to a multilateral order that respects and ensures respect for international law,” he said. “The State of Palestine will continue engaging in efforts aimed to advance the rule of international law, including through the building of our national institutions, spreading the culture of peace and empowering our people, especially women and youth.”

Abbas also condemned as a violation of international law US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that the establishment of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank “is not per se inconsistent with international law."

"Such unlawful statements and decisions by the United States only embolden the Israeli government in perpetuating its occupation and in accelerating its settlement activities and in further committing crimes," he said.

Abbas further urged the world "not to recognize the illegal situation created by Israel's illegal policies and practices in occupied Palestine, including Al Quds (East Jerusalem), and not to render aid or assistance that would allow this situation to be maintained and entrenched."

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