Saturday, November 29, 2008

Commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Sixty one years have elapsed since the UN issued its Resolution (181) for the "Partition of Palestine", and ever since the UN has been unable/unwilling to help the displaced Palestinian People regain their lands, homes, or rights.

The power structures inherent within the UN, particularly in the UN Security Council, have clearly translated into the fact that the Palestinian People will not regain their rights through this state-centric international organization.

Israel's Apartheid Zionism, its war crimes, illegal occupations, extra-judicial killings, collective punishments, its perpetual violation of human rights and its disregard for humanitarian norms will always be safeguarded by the US presence in the Security Council. Israel is the watchdog of American imperialism in the Middle East; and the American State (with its veto power) will continue to support the crimes committed by its imperialist proxy.

The states of the UN will not liberate Palestine; it is the Palestinian resistance that will do so.

All Power to the Palestinian Resistance & Freedom Fighters!


International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
UN Observer

The date of 29 November was chosen because of its meaning and significance to the Palestinian people. On that day in 1947, the General Assembly adopted resolution 181 (II), which came to be known as the Partition Resolution. That resolution provided for the establishment in Palestine of a “Jewish State” and an “Arab State”, with Jerusalem as a corpus separatum under a special international regime. Of the two States to be created under this resolution, only one, Israel, has so far come into being.

The Palestinian people, who now number more than eight million, live primarily in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967, including East Jerusalem; in Israel; in neighbouring Arab States; and in refugee camps in the region.

The International Day of Solidarity has traditionally provided an opportunity for the international community to focus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine remained unresolved and that the Palestinian people are yet to attain their inalienable rights as defined by the General Assembly, namely, the right to self-determination without external interference, the right to national independence and sovereignty, and the right to return to their homes and property from which they had been displaced.

In response to the call of the United Nations, various activities are undertaken annually by Governments and civil society in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. These activities include, among other things, the issuance of special messages of solidarity with the Palestinian people, the organization of meetings, the dissemination of publications and other information material, and the screening of films. MORE:

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