Publish date29 May 2024 - 16:28
Story Code : 637291

UN body welcomes wave of recognition of Palestine's statehood

The Bureau of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People on Tuesday welcomed the expanding wave of recognition of Palestine's statehood.
UN body welcomes wave of recognition of Palestine

"The Bureau commends the determination of these countries to uphold and advance the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and to bring hope in the midst of a devastating war in Gaza and increased threats to the survival of the Palestinian people," the statement said.

"The expansion of recognitions follows the UN General Assembly resolution of 10 May 2024, reaffirming the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and their independent State of Palestine. Such developments echo growing international voices clamouring for equal rights and self-determination as enshrined in the UN Charter, and for an end to the 57-year Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and a just, peaceful diplomatic solution to the question of Palestine. The Bureau urges the Security Council to align itself with the broad consensus expressed by the General Assembly and recommend the admission of the State of Palestine as a full member of the United Nations."
"The bureau welcomes the International Court of Justice Provisional Measures Order of 24 May 2024, following on Provisional Measures indicated on 26 January 2024 and 28 March 2024, ordering Israel to immediately halt its military offensive in Rafah, allow for unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza, and for the access to Gaza of UN investigative mandates," the statement added.
"The bureau deplores the ongoing Israeli military operations in Gaza and particularly in Rafah on 26 May, two days after the ICJ’s ruling, and where at least 45 Palestinian civilians, including children, among them infants, were killed and more than 200 wounded in their displacement camp by an Israeli missile attack. It calls for an investigation and to hold accountable those responsible for such grave breaches of international law, including humanitarian and human rights law."
"The bureau appeals to the international community for urgent and coordinated efforts aimed at ending the Israeli occupation and achieving a just, lasting, and peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine, in accordance with international law, relevant United Nations resolutions, and the Arab Peace Initiative, to bring an end to this historic and grave injustice," the statement concluded.
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