Oman calls for an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands

Dr. Mohammed Awadh Al Hassan, Permanent Representative of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations.

New York: The Sultanate of Oman urged the world community to play a more active role in ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands in accordance with decisions of international legitimacy, including Security Council Decisions Nos. 224 and 338.

This was stated by Dr. Mohammed Awadh Al Hassan, Permanent Representative of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations (UN), who delivered a speech before the UN Security Council on the evolution of the Palestinian question.

Oman also welcomed the “statement” called for by the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO), hoping that the parties concerned would respond to the mission entrusted to them and show the necessary level of cooperation. to restore security and stability in all occupied Palestinian lands, especially in the holy site of Al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Oman pointed out that reports, including those issued by international organizations, claim that conditions in the occupied Palestinian territories are “not normal and are expected to worsen due to recurrent and unjustifiable Israeli aggression and violation of rights of the Palestinian people, which constitutes a flagrant violation of the rules of international law and of the relevant decisions of the Security Council and the United Nations as a whole.

In particular, Oman denounced Israel’s provocative and illegal practices in the occupied Palestinian territories and the storming by its forces of Al Aqsa Mosque and the holy shrine of Al Quds, attacking unarmed worshippers, which constitutes a flagrant violation of international law, as well as of human rights. values ​​and rights.

Oman urged the world community to assume its responsibilities and apply justice and law in ending the occupation and achieve peace through the restoration of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to establish their own state. independent in all land occupied by Israel since June 6, 1967 — with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The Sultanate of Oman described the situation on Palestinian lands as very alarming. He also warned that the inaction of the Security Council encourages the Israeli occupation authorities to commit more aggressions and violations. Oman said the Security Council must take concrete action to protect Palestinians suffering under Israeli occupation.

Michael A. Bynum