Saturday 29 January 2022

Bangladesh calls for recognition of State of Palestine

Bangladesh's UN ambassador calls all to recognize State of Palestine as an independent country.

Bangladesh has called upon the international community to act in a way to achieve a just, lasting, comprehensive and peaceful solution to the Palestine question through recognizing an independent State of Palestine with rightful place in the United Nations (UN).


"The international community must make genuine efforts to address the root causes of the Palestinian crisis, and put an end to the Israeli aggression," said Bangladesh's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima.


Fatima was speaking at the plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the agenda item- Question of Palestine on Wednesday. She said Israel's compliance with all international human rights and humanitarian laws, and relevant UN resolutions, including resolution 2334 (2016) must be ensured.


"The continuation of the Palestinian debate here is a stark reminder of the international community's failure to protect the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people", she added.


Ambassador Fatima reiterated Bangladesh's unwavering and steadfast support to the just cause of the people of Palestine for an independent,viable, and sovereign Palestinian State, with East Al-Quds as its capital, under a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 borders.


She referred to the deteriorating situation in occupied Palestinian territory due to demolitions and seizures of homes and structures, and expulsions, forced displacement and bloodshed of Palestinians by the Israeli occupation forces.


Ambassador Fatima said that these were blatant disregard to UN resolutions and international human rights and humanitarian law. The Bangladesh Ambassador said that the culture of impunity must end and the perpetrators of the atrocity crimes committed against the Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory must be held accountable.


She commended the work of UNRWA and emphasized on addressing the urgent humanitarian needs of the Palestinians including the COVID-19 recovery.






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