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74  years since the Nakba of Palestine

Ref: 51/2022

Date: 14 May 2022

Original Lang: Arabic

Press release,

74  years since the Nakba of Palestine

In light of a state of a suspicious international inability and silence, the Israeli military occupation continues to deny the rights of the Palestinian people and the principles of international law.

 

Sunday the 15th of May marks the 74th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, represented in the forced displacement of the Palestinian people in 1948 at the hands of Israeli gangs.

This occasion passes while the Israeli occupation state continues to refuse to submit to the legal and moral policies of the international community, and treats itself as if it is a state above international law.

The Israeli occupation’s denial all legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, especially the right of Palestinian refugees to return, which is stipulated in United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 194 of December 11, 1948, and its denial of the right of the Palestinian people to political and economic self-determination would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the international community’s conspiracy of silence towards the rights of the Palestinian people.

There are hundreds of indications of the Israeli occupation persistence and insistence to implement the policy of racial discrimination and oppression against the Palestinians, including the continued confiscation of land and the expropriation of Palestinian properties, the fragmentation of the unity of Palestinian lands, the isolation and forcible separation of residents in the various Palestinian territories, and the imposition of severe restrictions on freedom of movement and the use of land and resources, and last but not least, the continuation of the siege on the Gaza Strip for more than 16 continuous years.

The International Commission to Support Palestinians’ Rights (ICSPR) reminds the international community of the tragedy and suffering that the Palestinian people have gone through since 1948, where they live in a state of asylum, dispersion and permanent violation of human rights, and stresses the right of the Palestinian people to return to their homes and restore their original property as a sacred and historical right based on the principles of absolute truth and justice before being based on the principles of international law. Therefore:

  1. ICSPR believes that the right of return and compensation is an inalienable right that can’t be bargained, negotiated or referendum, and that it fundamentally contradicts all suspicious calls for resettlement, displacement, integration, dissolution or compensation as an alternative to the right of return.
  2. ICSPR calls on the international community to urgently intervene to compel the Israeli occupation to stop its crimes committed against Palestinian civilians and their property in the Gaza Strip, and to work to hold the Israeli occupation accountable for the war crimes it commit.
  3. ICSPR calls on the international community not to sacrifice the principles of international law, and not to continue the conspiracy of silence by implementing what it was obligated in accordance with international law.
  4. ICSPR stresses the importance of providing international protection for Palestinian refugees, by working on issuing a UN resolution to grant the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees the authority to protect refugees with an independent budget, in addition to its traditional tasks, in order to ensure that Palestinian refugees, wherever they are located, benefit from the international protection provided by the International Convention for the Protection of Refugees.
  5. ICSPR demand the Palestinian parties to restore national unity, reactivate the electoral process that was suspended without real justification by a presidential decree, and rebuild the Palestine Liberation Organization to ensure its ability to respond to all the current challenges facing the Palestinian cause.
  6. ICSPR urges the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to activate the role of Palestinian embassies around the world, in a way that enhances their diplomatic moves to triumph for the rights of the Palestinian people, provided that to be within the framework of a clearly defined national strategy, and not on a seasonal or partisan basis.

ICSPR

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