UN International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

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OIC reaffirms support for Palestinian rights, rejects Israeli policies

Honorable Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations H.E. Ambassador Sheikh Niang, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, We participate in this annual ceremony, organized on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, as an expression of our firm support for their just struggle for the restoration of their legitimate national rights, affirming our rejection of the policies of aggression, judaization, colonial settlement, forced displacement and racial discrimination practiced by the Israeli occupation.

On this occasion, I would like to express the OIC appreciation for the UN and its various agencies, particularly the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, for their tireless efforts and initiatives to mobilize international support and solidarity with the just Palestinian cause.

Excellencies We meet today under a serious and deteriorating situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including the city of Al-Quds, resulting from escalating of violations, attacks and crimes committed by Israel, the occupying power, against the Palestinian people, their land and holy shrines, claiming the lives of more than 200 Palestinians since the beginning of this year and injuring hundreds, including children and women, in addition to the continued suffering of about 5.500 Palestinians in Israeli occupation prisons.