Published: 2017-12-02 13:58
Last Updated: 2017-12-02 14:18
The United Arab Emirates called upon the international community and the United Nations to work on developing definitive solutions to the Palestinian cause, in accordance with the rules of international law, the Charter of the United Nations, the principles of international justice, the principle of land for peace and the Arab Peace Initiative.
This came in a letter of solidarity published on Friday by the ruler of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP), on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which is marked annually on 29 November.
Sheikh Khalifa expressed his country's regret at the continuing crisis of the Palestinian people and their daily suffering at the hands of Israel, at a time when the international community had gotten rid of the offcuts of colonial domination.
Sheikh Khalifa renewed the UAE's call for international powers to work on forcing Israel to end its occupation of the occupied Palestinian territories, asserting that the true security of Israel is to live in peace with the Palestinian people within the framework of an independent state.
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People coincides with the anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution 181, which was proposed by the UN on 1977 and recommended the partition of the Palestinian state.
According to the UN, the day represents "an opportunity for the international community to focus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine remains unresolved and that the Palestinian people are yet to attain their inalienable rights".
This year had an added significance, as 2017 marks 50 years since the start of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, with many Arabs and international nations marking the day with protests and campaigns across the world.