In defence of just cause, legitimate rights
NEW YORK, Nov 15, (KUNA): Kuwait has reiterated its solidarity with the Palestinian people in defending their just cause and legitimate rights, including its historic and firm right in Jerusalem, which were guaranteed by relevant resolutions of international legitimacy, reiterating anew recognition of the state of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its capital.
This came during a speech by the Kuwaiti delegation to the UN, which was delivered by First Secretary Bashar Al-Duwaisan before the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly during discussion of a “Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories”.
Al-Duwaisan highlighted the suffering of the Palestinian people, which, according to the UN report, continues to exist despite the passage of more than 50 years, and that Israel, the occupying power, violates relevant Security Council resolutions, treaties and international laws. He said that one example of these repeated violations by the Israeli occupation forces is the violence committed during the last few months on the Gaza border, coinciding with the anniversary of the great March of Return, when Israeli military forces committed the worst forms of repression of peaceful demonstrations that killed more than 60 Palestinians.
He added that the number of wounded exceeded 2,400, all of whom were unarmed civilians, stressing that these practices are a flagrant violation of the principles of civil and political human rights, as well as all international laws. “How long will the Israeli killing machine continue to take the lives of defenseless Palestinian people without deterrence or accountability from the international community… and to what extent will the violations of the Israeli occupation force reach,” he wondered.
Al-Duwaisan said: “I am deeply saddened by the inability of the Security Council to stop or condemn these Israeli violations, and to call for an independent and transparent investigation to determine those responsible for the deaths of many innocent Palestinians.” He stressed that Kuwait condemns these violations and supports the Palestinian demand to activate some of the existing international mechanisms such as the Middle East Quartet, through expanding its membership to include other regional parties and add to its work more vitality under the umbrella of the UN to take care of the peace process.