RAMALLAH, November 29, 2014 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, expressed ‘its profound appreciation to all nations, citizens and institutions around the world that expressed their solidarity with the our people’s aspirations to attain their legitimate national and political rights to self-determination, end of Occupation and establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
It welcomed, in a press release, “all practical steps taken by States intended to expedite the termination of the historical injustices inflicted on the Palestinian people and supporting realization of peace, including through extending recognition to the State of Palestine.”
The Ministry also expressed its appreciation of “all efforts made by Member States of the United Nations to address our people’s plight, through providing assistance to our people, including to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), or their support of the various recommendations and resolutions adopted by the United Nations.”
“The long overdue independence of the State of Palestine, after 67 years of occupation and dispossession continues to be the only key to establishing peace and will contribute to regional and international peace and stability,” affirmed the Ministry.
It also reaffirmed that “Palestinians will not allow the reality of Walls, wanton violence, and discrimination to stand in their way. They shall continue to march forward, building, where the occupation destroys, preserving life, where the occupier shatters it, and planting, where the colonial regime razes and uproots.”
Describing the Palestinian people’s commitment to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, including full sovereignty, as “unwavering” and “simply unstoppable”, the Ministry stated: “Our empowerment to establish a sovereign and viable Palestinian state is the only option – the only way to achieve peace in the region and restore to this ancient land its equilibrium, free from the merciless practices of this era’s last standing occupying Power.”
It called on all states and world citizens to “continue to join Palestinian people’s tireless efforts to establish justice and peace and to live true to the principles of humanity enshrined in the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Law,” describing it as “undoubtedly a test of our resilience as an oppressed people and equally, a test of international credibility.”
The United Nations observes the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on November 29 each year, a very meaningful and significant day to the Palestinian people.