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Pakistan asks Israel to stop settlements on occupied lands

Reiterating its support to the right to self-determination for Palestinians, Pakistan called on Israel to cease all settlement activity on occupied Palestinian territories to promote peace in the Middle East.
“We also call for complete lifting of the blockade in Gaza,” Tahir Hussain Andrabi, the Pakistani delegate, informed the General Assembly’s Fourth Committee, which deals with special political decolonization matters. Andrabi was speaking in a debate on the report of the special committee to investigate Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories.
The delegate said that the report had documented the state of human rights of the Palestinians and other Arab peoples in the occupied territories. The situation was characterized by violation of the Palestinian people’s rights to self-determination, freedom of movement, education, commerce, and religion.
He said that the special committee had also detected an alarmingly high level of impunity enjoyed by the occupation forces. The brunt of that impunity was especially felt by the vulnerable segments of the society like women, children, and refugees, and ending it was important for building an environment of trust and confidence.
Andrabi said that Palestinian heritage was also being destroyed by changing the status of age-old cemeteries, mosques and churches. Pakistan called on the Israeli authorities to meet their international obligations and cease all settlement activity. He said that denial of the Palestinian’s right to self-determination was at the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The application of the UN membership was an expression of the inalienable right to self-determination, and Pakistan supported Palestine in that endeavour. For lasting peace in the Middle East, he said progress on Syria-Israel and Lebanon-Israel tracks was also necessary.
Living conditions in the occupied Syrian Golan had been affected by inequitable water distribution, discrimination against local workers and high rates of taxation. Israel must withdraw completely from Lebanese land and the Golan in compliance with relevant General Assembly and Security Council resolutions, the Pakistani delegate said. Pakistan wanted peace for all inhabitants of the Middle East, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or nationality.

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  1. Saud Butt said:

    Bhai saab Pakistan I mean Zardari or whosoever first finish the problem of ur own country with America abt drawn attack than speak with Israel….. what a nonesense government we have….

  2. Ghayas Uddin said:

    Good gesture by the Govt.
    We should appreciate whatever is been done on that front, however toolittle too late

  3. Ahmed Raza said:

    the only solution to the israel problem is armed conflict. diplomacy has failed

  4. Ram said:

    India must be included in this picture. Russia, China, Pakistan & India. This will help peace between the two latter mentioned nations.

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