74 years since the Nakba of Palestine
The Israeli military occupation continues to deny the rights of the Palestinian people and the principles of international law, in light of a state of helplessness and dubious international silence
The day after tomorrow, Sunday, May 15, 2022, marks the 74th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, represented by the forced displacement of the Palestinian people in 1948, at the hands of Israeli gangs, this occasion passes as the Israeli occupying state continues to refuse to submit to international legal and moral policies, and treats itself as if it were a state above international law.
The denial of the Israeli military occupation of all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, especially the right of return of Palestinian refugees, stipulated in United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 194 of 11 December 1948, and its denial of the right of the Palestinian people to determine their political and economic destiny, It would not have been possible without the international community and its various organizations continuing their conspiracy of silence towards the rights of the Palestinian people.
The memory of the Palestinian people’s catastrophe will come; With the multiplication of the suffering of the Palestinian people and refugees; In light of the continued denial by the Israeli military occupation of their legitimate rights; This is amidst an international state of silence indicating the international community’s involvement in the conspiracy to displace the Palestinian people and denying their rights.
The anniversary of the Nakba this year is accompanied by the continuation and escalation of Israeli policies based on the implementation of the processes of displacing the Palestinian population, appropriating property and demolishing their homes The latest of which was the Israeli decision to displace more than (4,000) Palestinian citizens of 12 villages in the Yatta area in the southern West Bank; In addition to building (3,988) settlement units in the occupied Palestinian territories, and seizing 22,000 dunams of the lands of the town of Al-Sawahrah Al-Sharqiah and Al-Nabi Musa, south of Jericho, to complete the (E1) settlement plan to isolate the occupied city of Jerusalem.
The memory of the Nakba coincides; With hundreds of indications of the willfulness, persistence, and insistence of the Israeli occupation, the implementation and implementation of the policy of racial discrimination and oppression against the Palestinians, the continued confiscation of land and the expropriation of Palestinian properties, the fragmentation of the unity of Palestinian lands, the isolation and forcible separation of residents in the various Palestinian territories, and the imposition of severe restrictions on freedom of movement and the use of land and resources; Including the continuation of the blockade of the Gaza Strip for more than 16 continuous years.
The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights (ICSPR) reminds the international community of the tragedy and suffering that the Palestinian people have gone through since 1948, where they live in a state of asylum, dispersion, and a permanent violation of human rights, Emphasizing the right of the Palestinian people to return to their homes and restore their original property as a sacred historical right based on the principles of absolute truth and justice before it is based on the principles of international law. Therefor:.
ICSPR considers that the right of return and compensation is an inalienable right that cannot be bargained, negotiated or referendum, and that it fundamentally contradicts all suspicious calls for resettlement, displacement, integration, dissolution or compensation as an alternative to the right of return.
ICSPR calls on the international community to quickly intervene immediately and urgently to compel the Israeli occupation to stop its crimes committed against Palestinian civilians and their property in the Gaza Strip, and to work to hold the Israeli occupation accountable for the war crimes it commits in full view of the international community and its organizations.
ICSPR calls on the international community not to sacrifice the principles of international law, by dealing with the issue of the Palestinian people as a rights issue that has the rank of international legitimacy. This is why it required the international community not to continue the conspiracy of silence by implementing what it was obligated to do in accordance with international law.
ICSPR stresses the importance of providing international protection for Palestinian refugees, by working on a UN resolution granting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency the authority to protect refugees in addition to its traditional tasks; providing it with an independent budget; In order to ensure that Palestinian refugees, wherever they are located, benefit from the international protection provided by the International Convention for the Protection of Refugees.
ICSPR calls on the Palestinian parties to restore national unity, to reactivate the electoral process that was suspended without real justification by a presidential decree, and to rebuild the Palestine Liberation Organization to ensure its ability to respond to all the current challenges facing the Palestinian cause.
ICSPR urges the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to pay special attention to ensuring the activation of the role of Palestinian embassies around the world in a way that enhances their diplomatic moves to triumph over the rights of the Palestinian people, provided that this is within the framework of a clearly defined national strategy, and not only on a seasonal or partisan basis.