On the occasion of International Human Rights Day
The International Commission (Hashd): Ensuring dignity, freedom and justice for Palestine; It should be a priority for human rights defenders.
The International Commission for Supporting the Rights of the Palestinian People (Hashd) extends its greetings to defenders, human rights activists, free people of the world, and advocates of humanity, on the occasion of the anniversary of the International Human Rights Day, which falls today, Saturday, December 10, 2022.
The international community has dedicated this day to commemorate the International Human Rights Day since the issuance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, in order to highlight the progress it has made in terms of implementing and strengthening respect for human rights, as well as the solidarity of peoples with the victims of violations, through Constant reminder of the moral and legal obligations of the international community towards the rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which contributes to preventing human exposure to further violations.
The Palestinian people commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this year with an unprecedented escalation of the pace of Israeli violations practiced by the Israeli military occupation, visible and heard by all countries of the world, as Palestinians face various forms of violations that contradict and violate the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The right of the Palestinian person to political and economic self-determination, and his right to life, liberty, and personal safety, and denying him the right to freedom of movement and movement, and carrying out random and daily arrest campaigns against him, and stripping the Palestinian person of the protections guaranteed to him by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international standards, and the rules of international humanitarian law .
This occasion comes at a time when the frenzied attacks of the occupation government and settlers against the Palestinian people are escalating, whether the continuation of construction and settlement expansion, or the political practice of Judaizing Jerusalem and controlling Palestinian natural resources. And this is in light of the continued systematic and organized Israeli occupation of the land of the State of Palestine, the abuse of secrecy and detainees in the occupation prisons, the persistence in violating the civil, political, economic and social rights of the Palestinian people around the clock, and the practice of an unprecedented escalation in its crimes against Palestinian civilians that have claimed since the beginning of this year the lives of 212 Palestinian, in addition to the continued imposition of the blockade and closure policy on the Gaza Strip, leading to the construction of a 60-kilometer concrete wall along the fence around the Gaza Strip to ensure the suffocation and besieging of the Palestinians.
The Israeli violations were accompanied by internal violations, the most serious of which was the Palestinian leadership’s insistence on depriving the Palestinian people of exercising their right to choose their representatives through holding general elections. Which coincides with the insistence of the successive Palestinian governments to impose collective punishments against the residents of the Gaza Strip, which began about five years ago by deducting more than 60% of the employees’ salaries, and in some cases cutting the salaries completely for the salaries of thousands of employees, and forcibly referring hundreds of employees For early retirement or financial retirement, and through decisions by law that affected the rights of citizens and public employees, in addition to the violation of the Basic Law and the set of international human rights standards to which the State of Palestine has acceded, in addition to the violation of the independence of the judiciary and the work of civil associations and the continued denial of justice and refraining from implementing judicial rulings and practicing Arbitrary arrest and political backgrounds, prevention of peaceful gatherings, violation of freedom of opinion and expression, prevention of issuance of passports to some citizens, deterioration of economic and humanitarian conditions, high rates of poverty and unemployment in the absence of serious national policies to address all national and humanitarian challenges.
The International Commission for Supporting the Rights of the Palestinian People (Hashd), considering that the International Human Rights Day constitutes a renewed opportunity to stand on the suffering of the Palestinians and draw the world’s attention to the continuing and exacerbating tragedy as a result of the continued denial of their basic rights, and reminding the international community of the fact that there is an urgent need to protect Palestinian civilians from By investing the international community on this occasion and turning it into a real workstation to ensure respect for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, and victory for the victims of violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, and reminding human rights defenders of the need for the just rights of the Palestinian people to be at the forefront of their concerns due to the importance of their role In defending the victims of human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, stressing the importance of compliance by the Palestinian authorities with the need to work hard to respect human rights in Palestine through agreeing on a national program and a comprehensive strategy and rebuilding the institutions of the political system, it records and demands the following.
1-The International Commission (Hashd): calls on the international community, and in particular the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention, to intervene in order to compel the Israeli occupation to fulfill the obligations imposed on it by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which, although not obligatory, constitutes the moral force of the idea of human rights.
2-The International Commission (Hashd): stresses that the international community is required more than ever before to assume its legal and moral responsibilities individually and collectively, and to take practical measures and measures that lead to respecting and ensuring respect for the principles of justice, the provisions of law, the judiciary, custom, and international action to end the occupation, and the realization of legitimate and inalienable rights To act for the Palestinian people, to ensure that a binding international decision is taken to end the occupation, and to provide international protection for the Palestinian people.
3- The International Commission (Hashd): calls on the United Nations to work hard to convene an international conference aimed at considering international mechanisms based on the implementation of international legitimacy decisions that are fair to the Palestinian people, and not to sacrifice the rights of the Palestinian people and subject them to the path of negotiations.
4- The International Commission (Hashd): Calls on those with duties and the Palestinian leadership to work to neutralize human rights from the political conflict and to work hard to restore unity so that all institutions of the political system, headed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, can be built on the foundations of partnership, the rule of law, the separation of powers, and the strengthening of the independence of the judiciary through a procedure Presidential and legislative elections, the National Assembly, and local and trade union elections, in a way that enhances respect for rights and freedom.