UN Human Rights Council meetings in Geneva. (Photo:
UN Human Rights Council meetings in Geneva. (Photo:

Geneva, 5 Jumadil Akhir 1436/25 March 2015 (MINA) –  Saudi Arabia called the Israeli occupation forces to halt all kinds of violations and atrocities against the Palestinian people and to stop the inhumane acts committed by its soldiers toward Palestinians, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

During his speech at the Human Rights Council meeting on Monday, Saudi Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Faisal Terad condemned Israel’s continued intransigence and its refusal to cooperate with the Special Rapporteur despite previous promises to do so.

Faisal Terad stressed the Saudi Arabia’s rejection of all forms of humiliation against people wherever they exist in the World, IINA News quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

“Saudi Arabia believes that it is time to bear the burden of our historic responsibility. It is unreasonable and unacceptable to see many countries calling for the protection of human rights everywhere in the world except in the occupied Palestinian territories,” the Saudi ambassador said, pointing to the “abhorrent and repugnant duplication of standards”, which encourages the Israeli occupation to violate the Palestinian rights.

He called upon the international community to pressure Israel in order to apply the resolutions of international legitimacy on the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian State within the 1967 border, as well as to allow the Special Rapporteur to carry out his tasks.(T/R05/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)