Qatar Friday expressed deep regret at the failure of the UN Security Council to adopt a draft resolution accepting full membership of the State of Palestine in the United Nations, and considered it a sad day for justice and a setback for efforts to bring peace to the region.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed the failure of the Security Council to adopt the draft resolution reveals, time and again, its inability to carry out its responsibilities and role within the framework of maintaining international peace and security, especially in light of the brutal war on the Gaza Strip, which led to the worst humanitarian disaster the world has ever witnessed in the 21st century.

The ministry reiterated Qatar's firm position in support of the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, foremost of which is their right to establish their independent state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The Organisation of Islamic Co-operation too expressed deep regret at the failure of the Security Council, at a time when the Palestinian people are facing the harshest forms of aggression, persecution, and genocide.

In a statement, the organisation said the use of the US' veto right contravenes the provisions of the United Nations Charter, which allows membership for all states accepting the obligations therein, and continues to hinder the Palestinian people from obtaining their legitimate rights, thus perpetuating the historical injustice suffered by the Palestinian people over the past 75 years.

The organisation also affirmed Palestine's legitimate right to embody its political and legal status within the United Nations, akin to other countries around the world, considering this as an overdue entitlement for decades based on the political, legal, historical, and natural rights of the Palestinian people in their land, as confirmed by relevant United Nations resolutions.

It emphasised that recognising the State of Palestine contributes to achieving peace and stability and paves the way for the implementation of a two-state solution.

The organisation expressed appreciation for the positions of countries that supported the resolution project, reflecting their stance in favour of rights, justice, freedom, and peace, and their rejection of Israeli colonial occupation policies.

It called on countries that either rejected or abstained from voting on the resolution to review and rectify their positions in line with their obligations under international law, the United Nations Charter, and relevant resolutions.

The Muslim World League (MWL) too voiced its regret over the UN Security Council's failure.
In a statement by the general secretariat, the MWL stressed that obstructing Palestine's admission as a full member exacerbates the suffering of its oppressed people, encourages the occupation's intransigence to continue violating international law unchecked, and represents a significant obstacle to the pursuit of a just and comprehensive peace that all parties seek.

The MWL reiterated its demand for the international community to assume its responsibilities by stopping the Israeli occupation's attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip, supporting the Palestinian people's right to self-determination, and establishing their state within the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative and relevant international resolutions.
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