UNGA Adopt Six Resolutions in Support of Palestine

Riyad Mansour, Palestine's envoy at the UN. (Photo: via MEMO, file)

The United Nations General Assembly has voted if favor of several resolutions that support Palestinian rights. The resolutions called for reaching a peaceful settlement in Palestine, reasserted the illegality of Israel’s occupation and illegal actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and insisted on the exercising of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

“The Assembly reiterated its determination that any actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem were illegal and therefore null and void and had no validity whatsoever, and called upon Israel to immediately cease all such illegal and unilateral measures,” read a resolution concerned with Jerusalem.


Riyad Mansour, The Permanent Observer of Palestine said the adoption of the six resolutions by an overwhelming majority of United Nations Member States was a reflection of the longstanding international consensus in favor of achieving a just, lasting and peaceful solution to the question of Palestine. 

“It was also a clear reaffirmation of the international community’s consensus on the two-State solution, which was now in grave peril due to Israel’s actions.  The despair and hopelessness of the Palestinian people was increasing as the fiftieth year of the illegal Israeli occupation approached,” he said.

All European countries voted in favor of the resolutions. The year 2017 was announced the international year to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The vote in favor of the resolutions was faced by a harsh criticism from Israel.

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