The State of Qatar stressed Monday its firm support to the Palestinian people and their right to establish an independent state based on the borders of 1967, with East Al Quds as its capital.
This came during the statement of the State of Qatar in the general debate held under item 7 of the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, which addresses human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories. The statement was delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva Ambassador Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri. His Excellency stressed the importance of maintaining item 7 as a main component of the work of the council, due to the role it plays in highlighting the crimes and human rights violations made by the world’s last occupying country.
His Excellency said that the Palestinian cause has been suffering over the past decades, which saw wars, peace agreements, and negotiations that all did not lead to a comprehensive resolution. He warned that further failure in that regard would have dangerous repercussions on the Middle-East and the entire world.
HE the ambassador expressed regret regarding the deterioration of humanitarian conditions in Gaza as a result of the siege and the barbaric Israeli military operations. He highlighted in particular the tragic conditions that children and women live under in Gaza, calling on the international community to take all the necessary measures to end the siege and support reconstruction efforts. He also called on the international community to reject all Judaization attempts of Al Quds as well as any attempts to change the city’s historic and legal status, which would be in violation to UN Security Council resolution no. 2334.
Ambassador Al Mansouri concluded the statement by stressing that comprehensive peace in the Middle-East has to be the strategic choice. He added that the only way to achieve that would be by ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian and Arab land, as well as supporting the rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to self determination.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs