Pakistan: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif showed his support towards the people and government of Palestine on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
PM Sharif emphasised that the people and government of Pakistan stood in solidarity with the Palestinian people, especially on this International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
“We are concerned by the fact that the Palestinian people have been subject to an illegal Israeli occupation for more than 70 years. In addition to the various injustices they endure every day at the hands of the occupying soldiers, the brutal occupation has left the locals feeling sad, frustrated, and helpless. In August of this year, an Israeli bombardment in Gaza resulted in the murder of over 300 Palestinians, including over 50 children, and over 300 injuries. This was the most recent instance of continued Israeli violence,” Prime Minister Sharif stated.
As per the Prime Minister, Israel is given carte blanche to act however it wants. The Palestinians will continue to experience fatalities, serious injuries, and gross human rights violations as long as the world does not act decisively to stop the horrors.
He further said that the precarious situation in occupied Palestine presents a significant threat to world peace and security. The international community needs to step up its efforts to put an end to the ongoing breaches of Palestinian rights. Stopping Israel from enlarging its illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, especially East Jerusalem, is crucial for improving the chances of a two-state solution.
PM Sharif added, “Pakistan reiterates its ongoing support for the Security Council and General Assembly resolutions that call for a two-state solution to the Palestinian problem. We demand the creation of a viable, autonomous, and contiguous State of Palestine based on the internationally recognised borders from before 1967, with Al Quds al Sharif serving as its capital. We reiterate our support for the Palestinian people.”
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestine People:
The world marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People annually on November 29. The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was originally established by the United Nations in 1977 to recognise the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and to promote peace talks in the region.
This day serves as an important reminder of the ongoing human rights violations faced by the Palestinian people, both in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and in exile. The Palestinian people face an array of human rights violations, including displacement, land confiscation, denial of basic resources like water, destruction of homes and property, and the continued expansion of illegal settlements in the West Bank. Furthermore, the Israeli military has imposed a system of collective punishment against the Palestinian people, which has violated their rights to freedom of movement, access to healthcare and education, and other basic rights.
Today, on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the world stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people and calls for an end to the occupation and illegal settlements, the right of return for all Palestinian refugees, and an end to the human rights violations that the Palestinian people face.