Kuwait affirms ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands only acceptable solution
August 28 2019 12:31 PM
Mansour al-Otaibi
Mansour al-Otaibi

QNA/New York

Kuwait affirmed refusal to any solution for the Israeli-Arab conflict that does not involve ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian and Arab lands since 1967.

The remarks were made by Kuwait's permanent ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Mansour Al-Otaibi, during the United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) session on the situation in the Middle East late Tuesday.

Al-Otaibi noted that almost 25 years had passed since the Oslo Accord was signed, but no progress was seen in implementing the agreement, as Israel continues attacking Palestinians and expanding settlements.

Israel is still violating the international law by building illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, forced displacement of Palestinian citizens, arresting Palestinians and destroying buildings, he said.

The situation got worse in Palestine after the US announced recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving embassies to the city, Al-Otaibi said. He added that such actions and violations led the Palestinian government to stop exerting efforts to achieve peace with Israel.

Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti diplomat affirmed that it is the UNSC's responsibility to meet the needs and ambitions of the Palestinian people and protect civilians against Israeli violence.

Moreover, he called on the international community to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to allow the organization to continue providing education, health and social services to Palestinian refugees.

Regarding the Israeli attacks on Beirut, the Kuwaiti delegate to the United Nations called on Israel to stop its repeated violations of the sovereignty of Lebanon and to respect its obligations under the UN Charter and the relevant Security Council resolutions, including Resolution 1701. (QNA)

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