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NA passes unanimous resolution against Israel's atrocities in Palestine

NA passes unanimous resolution against Israel's atrocities in Palestine
May 17, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The National Assembly (NA) has passed a unanimous resolution expressing deep concerns over the increasing oppression and brutalities being perpetrated against the people of Palestine by the Israeli apartheid regime.

The resolution, moved by Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi, strongly condemned the systematic and institutionalized oppression and domination of the people of Palestine by Israel. It also denounced the systematic and brutal disenfranchisement, exclusion and ethnic cleansing of the Palestine people.

It denounced the attacks by the apartheid Israeli regime on worshippers in Al-Aqsa mosque during Ramadan and attempts to stop the Azaan. It denounced and rejected the continuing practice of expanding settlements through forced evictions by the apartheid regime in violation of Fourth Geneva Convention.

The resolution condemned the deliberate destruction of buildings, housing local and international media outlets in Sheikh Jarrah and Jerusalem, carried out with the intent to erase evidence of genocide being committed against the Palestinian people.

It reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support for the realization of the right to self-determination and other fundamental rights of Palestinians as well as for the two-state solution, based on the pre-1967 borders, and a free, secure, viable, independent and contiguous State of Palestine with Al-Qud Al-Sharif as its capital.

The House called upon the UN Security Council to take necessary action to bring to an end the ongoing crimes against humanity being perpetrated against Palestinians. It urged the United Nations to ensure Israel’s compliance with the resolutions passed by the UNSC, UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council, reaffirming the right to self-determination of the Palestinians. The resolution called upon the UN to ensure Israel’s compliance with the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in time of war. Ensure Israel to immediately halt aggression, which has violated the sanctity of Al Aqsa Mosque, which is a holy site for over 1.5 billion Muslims, and respect their freedom to worship and allow unfettered access to Muslims to repair any damage done to the religious holy sites by Israel’s criminal actions.

The National Assembly called upon the UN Secretary General to establish an independent inquiry tribunal to investigate the crime of genocide by the apartheid Israeli regime against the people of Palestine. It demanded that the international community should ensure accountability for all past and present grave human rights violations and crimes against humanity being perpetrated against Palestinians through fair, impartial and independent accountability and trials.

The Resolution called upon the OIC to take immediate decisive steps for the protection and safety of the Palestinian people and to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza to provide humanitarian assistance.