The State of Palestine welcomes the overwhelming support for the General Assembly resolution calling for the protection of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip from Israel’s onslaught and massacres and the unequivocal call for immediate humanitarian truce and unimpeded humanitarian assistance as well as the unambiguous rejection of any attempts at the forced transfer of the Palestinian population.
As the Israeli assault against the Palestinian people reaches a new peak of brutality, including a complete communications blackout, there is a solid international position rejecting Israel’s unhinged aggression and its clear disregard for international humanitarian law and the lives of Palestinian civilians. This vote signals the commitment of a moral majority of the international community to uphold its obligations and the rejection of double standards and politicization of international humanitarian law.
The international community has spoken in a clear and united voice against Israel’s ongoing crimes and deliberate violations of international law. These countries have not forsaken humanity and stood their ground in defense of international law as the universal rule that applies to all without exception.
Israel, the occupying Power, must comply with its obligations and heed the calls of the international community: end its aggression, end its massacres, and end its mass killing of the Palestinian people. The State of Palestine calls on all States to comply with this resolution and affirms the need to ensure accountability in the case of non-compliance