RAMALLAH, November 29, 2014 – (WAFA) – On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which is marked every year on the 29th of November, the Thai government reaffirmed its support for the Palestinian people in their quest for freedom and basic rights.
In an official message sent to the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha reaffirmed his government’s “support for the Palestinian people in their quest for freedom and basic rights, particularly the inalienable right to self-determination.”
He also expressed his government’s concerns over “the recent developments in the Palestinian territories”, particularly the Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip and its impact on the humanitarian situation, as well as his country’s hopes that Gaza ceasefire “will be permanent and can ultimately lead to a lasting solution to the question of Palestine.”
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.
On that day in 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 181, which provided for the establishment of an “Arab State” and a “Jewish state” with Jerusalem as a corpus separatum under a special international regime.
According to the United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL) website, the Solidarity Day is meant to provide an opportunity for the international community to “focus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine is still unresolved and that the Palestinian people is yet to attain their inalienable rights as defined by the GA, namely the right to self-determination without external influence, the right to national independence and sovereignty and the right to return to their homes and property from which they had been displaced.”
This day features worldwide events, such as the issuance of special messages of solidarity with the Palestinian people, the organization of meetings and photo exhibitions and the screenings of films.
In its resolution A/68/12 of 26 November 2013, the General Assembly decided to proclaim 2014 the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (IYSPP).