Kuwait re­it­er­ates sup­port for Pales­tinian cause

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The State of Kuwait has re­it­er­ated its firm stance sup­port­ing the Pales­tinian cause, which has been on the top pri­or­i­ties of the United Na­tions. This came in a speech by Kuwait’s Per­ma­nent Mission to the UN de­liv­ered by sec­ond sec­re­tary Naif Ghazi Al-Otaibi be­fore the 71st ses­sion of the UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly on Tues­day night.

Otaibi, in the speech, lauded the stead­fast­ness and strug­gle of Pales­tinian peo­ple against the Is­raeli oc­cu­pa­tion, stress­ing Kuwait’s sup­port for Pales­tini­ans to gain all their le­gal po­lit­i­cal rights through es­tab­lish­ing an in­de­pen­dent state of Pales­tine and with East­ern Jerusalem as its cap­i­tal based on the 1967 bor­ders, and set a dead­line to end Is­rael’s oc­cu­pa­tion of the Pales­tinian ter­ri­to­ries.

The State of Kuwait also has wel­comed the French ini­tia­tive call­ing for hold­ing an in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence for peace to is­sue an in­ter­na­tional mul­ti­lat­eral mech­a­nism aim­ing to stop fully il­le­gal set­tle­ment ac­tiv­i­ties and then end­ing Is­rael’s oc­cu­pa­tion, he said.

He af­firmed that Kuwait has but­tressed all ef­forts and en­deav­ors by the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity aim­ing to reach a com­pre­hen­sive and fair so­lu­tion to the Pales­tinian cause based on the Arab Peace Ini­tia­tive, the prin­ci­ples of in­ter­na­tional law and in­ter­na­tional le­git­i­macy res­o­lu­tions.

Kuwait has de­nounced Is­rael’s con­tin­ued il­le­gal and in­hu­mane block­age on the Gaza Strip that con­sti­tutes a vi­o­la­tion of the US Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tion 1860 and the Fourth Geneva Con­ven­tion in 1949, he added.

Otaibi called for re­leas­ing Pales­tinian de­tainees and pris­on­ers and send­ing an in­ter­na­tional com­mit­tee to in­ves­ti­gate the sit­u­a­tion in the Is­raeli pris­ons. He af­firmed Kuwait’s back­ing to the Pales­tine’s re­quest call­ing for get­ting the UN full mem­ber­ship to be a step for achiev­ing a com­pre­hen­sive and fair so­lu­tion to the Pales­tinian -Is­rael con­flict.

Kuwait also has but­tressed Pales­tine to join the in­ter­na­tional char­ters, con­ven­tions and or­ga­ni­za­tions, he stated. The Kuwaiti rep­re­sen­ta­tive called on the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity, mainly the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil, to pro­vide an in­ter­na­tional pro­tec­tion to the un­armed Pales­tinian peo­ple liv­ing un­der the Is­rael’s mil­i­tary oc­cu­pa­tion. Kuwait stresses that the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil must as­sume its re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to­wards im­ple­ment­ing its res­o­lu­tions, mainly 242, 338, 1397 and 1515, and press­ing Is­rael to halt its bla­tant vi­o­la­tions of the in­ter­na­tional hu­man­i­tar­ian law on Pales­tinian ter­ri­to­ries so as to put an end to the cause, Otaibi con­cluded. — KUNA

NEW YORK: The sec­ond sec­re­tary of Kuwait’s Per­ma­nent Mission to the UN Naif Ghazi Al-Otaibi de­liv­ers his speech. — KUNA

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