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NAM demands Israel to stop illegal policies and practices against Palestinians

2016-10-19

Venezuela, in its capacity as President of the Non-Aligned Movement, took the floor at the United Nations Open Debate of the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question and urged the Government of Israel to stop its illegal policies against the people of Palestine, which contravene the humanitarian law and the human right law, as well as the UN relevant resolutions.
 
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.”


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