Occupied Jerusalem, SANA – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is annually observed on November 29. The peculiarity of this day is stemmed from the fact that on November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted an unjust resolution 181 on the partition of Palestine which provides for the establishment of a “Jewish State” and an “Arab State”, with Jerusalem as “a corpus separatum under a special international regime.”
With all the injustice and bias against the Palestinians implied in the resolution-having their homeland getting usurped by the Israeli enemy-, only the Zionist Israeli entity came into existence with full western and international collusion.
Dozens of resolutions stressing the right of Palestinian people to self-determination and the establishment of their independent state on their territories have been adopted, yet these resolutions have remained mere ink on paper because of the US and western stances in support of the Zionist occupation entity.
This year, the commemoration of Solidarity Day coincides with the Zionist occupation’s continuous efforts to consolidate its racism, recently manifested in a new bill approved by the occupation government last week which provides for bringing together all Jews from all over the world in Palestine and granting them citizenship.
The Israeli bill ignores the Palestinian refugees’ right to return home, which has been confirmed by the UN Security Council resolution no. 194 for 1948.
Added to that are the vast expansion of Israeli settlements, the confiscation of Palestinians’ territories and the escalation of crimes and transgressions committed against people and properties in the Occupied Jerusalem and other cities in the West Bank. Moreover, the international community’s suspicious silence and unlimited support to the Zionist entity make things worse.
Against all odds, the Palestinian people are determined to spare no effort in resisting the Israeli occupation. Besides their armed struggle and the continuous popular uprisings, new forms of popular resistance emerge today with the aim to achieve the Palestinians’ goal of liberating their land and establishing their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
Rasha Raslan/Haifa Said