Palestinian demand at UN to end israeli occupation
|A wall separates the Palestinian village of Hizma (i) and the Jewish neighborhood of Pisgat Ze'ev (d), in Jerusalem (Israel). | Photo: EFE|
The Permanent Observer of Palestine to the UN, Riyad Mansour, demanded the Security Council end the israeli occupation as a way to clear the path to stability in the Middle East.
‘In the heart of instability in our region is the Palestinian question, a grave injustice without remedy, which generates suffering and threatens international peace and security’, he warned in an open debate of the Council to address the situation in the Middle East.
> Abbas is ready to meet with Netanyahu in Washington according to the diplomat, and urge you to attend one of the major root causes of the problem, the occupation begun by Israel in 1967, aggravated by the colonization by Jewish settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
Mansour said at the meeting of the 15-member body, presided this month by the United States, that with his stance, the occupants deny the Palestinian people their inalienable right to freedom, self-determination, and fair solution to the issue of the millions of refugees.
In this regard, he insisted on the responsibility of the Security Council to find a political solution to the conflict and preserve the option of two States living.
In his speech, the Palestinian Ambassador denounced the disrespect of Israel by decisions of the Council aimed at reversing the current scenario, including the 2334 resolution, adopted last December, which demand the cessation of the construction of new Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
> UN closely monitors situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israel diplomat argued in the Security Council for a global effort to resolve the conflict and to ensure peace, clearing one of the major obstacles to the stability in the Middle East.
For his part, the representative of Israel, Danny Danon, denied that his country is responsible for the chaos in the region and reiterated accusations that there is a campaign against Tel Aviv in the UN.