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Maat: Israeli settlements constitute a flagrant violation of international law and an obstacle to peace

Aqeel: The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 of November 29, 1947 should be respected

Mukhtar: The international community must stand up to its responsibility regarding the illegality of building the separation wall

 

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights affirms its full commitment to the rights of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state and the right to self-determination in accordance with Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Foundation also affirms its position rejecting all human rights violations that exist. It is carried out by the Israeli occupation authorities against civilians in violation of international law and all international treaties and covenants, and constitutes an assault on the right of individuals to life, liberty and to feel safety, in accordance with Article Three of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the four Geneva Conventions that strictly prohibit targeting civilians.

The Foundation condemns the Israeli settlement policies that constitute a flagrant violation of international law and an obstacle to peace, and calls on the international community to pressure the Israeli occupation authority to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 2334 issued on December 23, 2016 regarding the cessation of settlement policies in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. And the illegality of Israel's establishment of settlements in the lands occupied since 1967, and in the context, Muhammad Mukhtar, a researcher in the Middle East unit at the Maat Foundation, called on the international community to stand up to his responsibility towards the immediate implementation of the advisory opinion issued by the International Court of Justice regarding the illegality of building the separation wall.

While Ayman Aqil, President of the Maat Foundation for Peace, called on all international bodies and organizations to maintain the legal status of the Palestinian people, calling for respecting the United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 181, issued on November 29, 1947, regarding the status of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the neighboring lands under international wills, stressing the responsibility The legal status of the Secretary-General of the United Nations regarding the protection of holy sites and the cessation of settlements put an end to the continuing violations of the Palestinian people.

 

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