NAM demands Israel to stop illegal policies and practices against Palestinians
Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, stressed the disposition stated by the Heads of State and Government at the XVII Summit of the Movement, held in Margarita Island, to achieve a fair, lasting, comprehensive, and peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“The Heads of State and of Government stressed that a peaceful solution to the question of Palestine remained a priority on the Movement’s agenda and reaffirmed their principled support for efforts to resolve the conflict while stressing their readiness to contribute to the achievement of a peaceful solution.”
He denounced that the people of Palestine have been a victim of Israel’s military occupation for over 40 years, whose violation of the fundamental human rights persists to this day.
Ramírez reiterated the Security Council the need to undertake actions that prevent the further deterioration of the situation in Palestine and move forward towards the development of a peaceful solution with the purpose to maintain the international peace and security.
“the Security Council has failed to uphold its obligations, despite a clear global consensus on both the illegal nature of Israel’s policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and the urgency of ending the decades-long conflict so that the Palestinian people can finally enjoy the freedom, rights, and justice they have been unjustly denied for too long.”
"United Nations, now, in the 21st Century and for the third millennium, should focus all of its efforts, to the utmost, on moral, intellectual, scientific, social, cultural, economic and financial order, in the fight against the demons of hunger, poverty and death that scourge our planet."
"We will take with us to the UN a voice that repudiates terrorism and speaks out in favour of world peace; that respects the sovereignty of peoples and has the credit of the 181 countries who voted for us, not as an imperialist power that conquers peoples, but with our Bolivarian vision of peace and the right to exist."
"We must speak clearly and firmly on this point: during the United Nations’ 70 years of existence, the Palestinian people have faced a constant lack of respect for the most basic rights, and it is shameful that this organisation has known about the situation since it was founded and to date no political solution to the conflict has been reached"
"Venezuela will now, more than ever, be an active voice in the defence of the sovereign equality of nations; in particular of the inalienable rights of the peoples of the South to development and peace"