New York, MINA – Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour on Friday read the message of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in commemorating International Solidarity Day for Palestine at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States.
On that occasion, Mansour conveyed despite on decades Palestinians had experienced disappointment and setbacks but they remain committed to international law, as quoted by Wafa on Saturday.
“The Palestinians have experienced the bitterness of life for more than 70 years, but remain firm,” Mansour said on behalf of President Abbas at a meeting held by the UN Committee on the rights of Palestinian people that cannot be revoked.
“Palestinian state will continue to be involved in efforts aimed at advancing the rule of international law, including through building our national institutions, spreading a culture of peace, and empowering our people, especially women and youth,” he added.
President Abbas also condemned the United States’ recent stance that stated Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank do not violate international law.
“Unlawful statements and attitudes by the United States only make Israel more courageous in perpetuating its occupation,” he said.
In 1977, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution for Palestine and marked every November 29 as International Solidarity Day for the Palestinian People.
The resolution was adopted to raise awareness about the rights of Palestinian people that cannot be repealed and UN efforts to help Palestinian independence. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)