Qatar called on the international community to end inaction towards the Palestinian cause, and renewed its support to the Palestinian people and their just cause, in order to regain all their legitimate rights and establish their independent, fully sovereign state.
Speaking during a general debate on the situation of human rights in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories at the Human Rights Council's 45th regular session, Qatar's Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva ambassador Ali bin Khalfan al-Mansouri said Qatar strongly condemns all violations committed by Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinians.
He also affirmed Qatar's condemnation of Israeli policies and practices by continuing settlement activities and Judaising the city of Jerusalem and changing its demographic, political and religious composition, through forcible transfer, expulsion of Palestinians and the confiscation and demolition of their homes for the benefit of Israeli settlers, in clear violation of international laws and conventions, and Security Council Resolution 2334.
Al-Mansouri considered that the deterioration in the living conditions and humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip, due to the continuing unjust siege imposed on it, and the continuation of Israeli attacks and military operations, is something that cannot go on, and the international community must take all necessary measures to end it and support reconstruction efforts before the situation reaches unmanageable level.
He added: "We also call for exploring ways to reach true peace, and to move effectively to confront all attempts and projects aimed at ending this issue and confiscating the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, and to take the necessary measures to ensure the protection of Palestinians and enable them to exercise their inalienable rights."
He affirmed that the Qatar will always pursued its firm stance in support of the Palestinian people and their just cause, so that they regain all their legitimate rights and establish their independent, fully sovereign state.