Zim commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Zim commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 28 15:06 2018

By Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe tomorrow (29 November) will join all Palestinian people around the world in commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.

The commemorations will be held at Meikles Hotel in Harare.

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people is observed by the United Nations on or around 29 November each year. The day of 29 November was chosen because of its meaning and significance to the Palestinian people. On that day in 1947, the General Assembly adopted resolution 181(11), which came to be known as the Partition Resolution. That resolution provided for the establishment in Palestinian of a Jewish State and an Arab State with Jerusalem as a corpus separatum under a special international regime. Of the tow states to be created under this resolution only one, Israel, has so far come into being.

United Nations Secretary- General Antonio Guterre’s in a recent statement urged Israel and Palestine to realise two-state promise to preserve peace between the two states.

“This year’s international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people takes place at a time of turmoil, trouble and torment. The decades long Palestinian struggle for self-determination, independence and a life of dignity faces numerous obstacles including continued military occupation of Palestinian territory, ongoing violence and incitement, continued settlement construction and expansion, deep uncertainties about the peace process and deteriorating humanitarian and economic conditions particularly in Gaza.

“I urge Israel and all others with influence to restore the promise and viability of the two-state solution promised on two states living side by side in peace, harmony and within secure and recognized borders with Jerusalem as the capital of both. Let us reaffirm our commitment to upholding the rights of the Palestinian people and to building a future of peace, justice, security and dignity for Palestinians and Israelites’ alike,” said UNSG Guterre.

The international Day of Solidarity traditionally provide an opportunity for the international community to focus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine remains unresolved and that the Palestinian people have yet to attain their inalienable rights as defined by the General Assembly, namely, the right to self-determination without external interference, the right to national independence and sovereignty and the right to return to their homes and property which they have been displaced.

 

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