SA IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIANS
IN 1977, the UN’s General Assembly called for the annual observance of November 29 as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B).
The resolution on the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People also encourages member states to continue to give the widest support and publicity to the observance of the Day of Solidarity.
The South African government stands in solidarity with the most vulnerable, exploited and alienated people in the world.
The cause of the Palestine people is a principled standpoint against injustice perpetuated in an unrelenting fashion against the indigenous Arab population.
The government renews its commitment to further strengthen and co-ordinate efforts to promote the realisation of justice and the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to self-determination and independence. This is a clarion call that was made at the recent Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement, convened in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, in October.
We stress the importance and urgency of action in this regard, in light of the sensitive juncture of their plight and extreme challenges being faced after more than 52 years of the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and the passage of more than 71 years since the tragic Nakba of the Palestinian people in May 1948.
We called for the urgent provision of political, economic and humanitarian support to help the Palestinian people and support their efforts to realise their inalienable rights.