Palestine called on the International Community and the United Nations to take urgent action to stop the continuous violations of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people, land and property.
This came in three letters sent by the Permanent Representative of the State of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the President of the Security Council for this month (Switzerland) and the President of the UN General Assembly. The letters addressed Israel’s continued incitement, provocation, theft of land and forced displacement of Palestinian civilians and all other settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, in a serious violation of International Law.
Mansour referred to the incursion into Al-Aqsa mosque and Al-Haram Al-Sharif by the Minister of National Security of the Israeli occupation government Itamar Ben-Gvir, which violated the historical and legal status quo.
He reaffirmed that Israel had no legitimate claims whatsoever to sovereignty over any part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem and its holy sites, and stressed that Israel is obliged to comply fully with its obligations under international law, without exception, including the Fourth Geneva Convention and all relevant United Nations resolutions.
Additionally, he emphasized the necessity for the Security Council to reiterate its rejection of any Israeli claims to the sovereignty over Jerusalem and the rest of occupied Palestine, demand Israel to uphold international law and the historical and legal status quo, and do not recognize any changes to the lines of June 4, 1967, including with regards to Jerusalem. Additionally, he urged all countries to adhere to their actions and relations with the occupying power, as called for in resolution 2334.
He stressed on the need for the Security Council to denounce settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, noting in this regard that the occupying authorities had revealed plans for more than 300 additional settlement units and had issued a military order allowing settlers to retake the Palestinian territories on which the settlement outpost Homesh was built and demolished in 2005.
Mansour underlined the necessity for the international community to take all necessary steps to put an end to all war crimes and crimes against humanity committed with impunity during the ongoing Nakba against the Palestinian people.
Source: Qatar News Agency