Qatar Expresses Strong Condemnation of Continued Israeli Attacks and Settlement Activity in Violation of International Law

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The State of Qatar has expressed its strong condemnation of the Israeli attacks and settlement activity in violation of international law through demolition, destruction, confiscation, displacement, attempts to impose Judaization of the city of Jerusalem, attacks on Islamic and Christian sanctities, protection of extremist Israeli settlers, continued arrests, arbitrary detention, as well as torture and imposing collective punishment on Gaza Strip.

This came in the statement of the State of Qatar delivered by HE the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in Geneva Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri, at the Human Rights Council at its 46th session, during the public debate on the situation of human rights in Palestine and in other occupied Arab territories.

His Excellency stressed the importance of ending the policy of impunity enjoyed by Israel and ensuring accountability for all those responsible for the violations committed against the Palestinians.

His Excellency stressed the importance of the 7th item being included in the work of the Human Rights Council, noting that the attempts that seek to abolish it encourage Israel (the occupying power) to commit more serious violations and crimes against the Palestinian people, and push it to defy international resolutions and covenants and disregard them.

His Excellency added that Qatar calls on the international community to assume its responsibilities to end the Israeli occupation of all Palestinian and Arab lands, protect the Palestinian people and ensure their right to self-determination, and adhere to the principle of the two-state solution to establish an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

At the end of the statement, His Excellency renewed the State of Qatar’s firm and supportive stance for the Palestinian people and their just cause so that they obtain all their legitimate rights.

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs