Kuwait wel­comes UN res­o­lu­tion con­demn­ing Jewish set­tle­ments

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The State of Kuwait Satur­day wel­comed UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil (UNSC) res­o­lu­tion 2334 which con­demned Is­raeli set­tle­ment ac­tiv­i­ties and de­manded stop of con­struc­tion on oc­cu­pied Pales­tinian lands. This res­o­lu­tion is in har­mony with UNSC’s “historic re­spon­si­bil­i­ties” to pre­serve in­ter­na­tional peace and sta­bil­ity, a for­eign min­istry source, re­quest­ing anonymity, said in a state­ment.

The source said the res­o­lu­tion af­firmed the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity’s con­vic­tion in il­le­gal­ity of Jewish set­tle­ments over oc­cu­pied Pales­tinian ter­ri­to­ries, which have dev­as­tat­ing im­pacts on the peace process in the Mid­dle East.

The UNSC con­demns as a “fla­grant vi­o­la­tion” Is­rael’s set­tle­ment con­struc­tion on oc­cu­pied Pales­tinian land. Four­teen of a to­tal 15 Se­cu­rity Coun­cil mem­ber states voted in fa­vor of the mea­sure as the US ab­stained, thus al­low­ing the res­o­lu­tion to pass. Ac­cord­ing to the res­o­lu­tion, there is “no le­gal va­lid­ity” for Is­raeli set­tle­ments built on post-1967 oc­cu­pied Pales­tinian ter­ri­tory, in­clud­ing East Jerusalem.

The for­eign min­istry source hoped the res­o­lu­tion paved way for re­sump­tion of peace process to­wards es­tab­lish­ment of in­de­pen­dent Pales­tinian state with Jerusalem as its cap­i­tal in line with rel­e­vant UN res­o­lu­tions and Arab peace ini­tia­tive. Kuwait, he added, would sup­port all ef­forts aimed at find­ing a just and com­pre­hen­sive so­lu­tion for the Pales­tinian cause to end the suf­fer­ing of the Pales­tinian peo­ple. — KUNA

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