Kuwait calls for pressuring Israel stop settlement activities
October 20 2020 01:08 PM
Israeli settlement

QNA/New York

The State of Kuwait has called for ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, urging the international community to pressure Israel to cease all settlement activities.

Israel must halt all forms of settlement activities in compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 and lift the land-sea blockade on Gaza Strip, enforced 13 years ago, Kuwait's Deputy

Permanent Representative and Minister Plenipotentiary Bader Al-Munayyekh said, addressing the fourth commission of the UN General Assembly.

Al-Munayyekh called on Israel to stop implementing any plans to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, as this violates international law, the United Nations Charter and relevant Security Council resolutions.

He also called on Israel end its occupation of the occupied Palestinian territories and the Syrian Golan, in compliance with Security Council Resolutions 242 and 497.

He said that in light of the exceptional and difficult global conditions that the international community is witnessing in the wake of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the basic and humanitarian services provided by the UN agency for refugees(UNRWA) did not stop for more than 5.6 million Palestinian refugees.

Affirming vital role of the UNRWA, Al-Munayyekh said the agency secured online teaching for 540 Palestinian students and delivered essential supplies to one million refugees.

UNRWA is targeted with a ‘politicized assault,’ intended to compromise its independence and tarnish its credibility, Al-Munayyekh said, denouncing Israeli restrictions on the UNRWA staff works and movement in the occupied territories, according to (KUNA) news agency.

The State of Kuwait will maintain its unwavering support for the agency, he pledged.

He called anew upon the international community to protect the Palestinian people amid recurring grave humanitarian violations.

Al-Munayyekh also urged for ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories in full, affirmed necessity that the Palestinian people attain their legitimate rights including their right to establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital. (QNA)

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