ARAB LEAGUE URGES INT’L COMMUNITY TO INTERVENE, PROTECT PALESTINIANS

Mourning the 68th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), the Arab League (AL) has called on the international community, mainly the UN, to practice pressure on Israel to implement the relevant international resolutions so as to end the Middle East conflict.

Atop these is the UN General Assembly resolution 194 issued in 1948 on the Right of Return and Compensation, which reiterated the full international responsibility to provide protection for the Palestinians and to immediately end settlement activities, the League said in a statement Sunday.

The League also denounced Israel’s arbitrary measures against the Palestinian people, “that portend ignition of war in the entire region.”

It affirmed that peace can only by realized through setting up a viable independent Palestinian State on pre-June 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as capital, in line with the relevant international references, and the Arab Peace Initiative.

The statement emphasized the necessity of concluding a comprehensive and fair solution to end the Arab-Israeli conflict.

It recalled acts of the Zionist gangs in 1948 when more than 800,000 Palestinians were forced to leave their homes and live in diaspora across the globe, indicating that they committed looting and massacres in most Palestinian cities and villages then.

The League referred to Israel’s judaization policy, building of more settlements, forced displacement of Palestinians, detentions, systematic assassinations, executions as well as other terrorist acts committed daily by the Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians.

It also pointed to violations committed by Israel against Muslim and Christian sanctities particularly in Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is facing attempts of division in terms of place and time.

Source: Nam News Network