(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW YORK, Nov 30 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait called on United Nations General Assembly members and the UN Security Council to stand up to their responsibilities and support the Palestinian people and their cause.
This came in the speech of the Permanent Mission of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations, which was delivered late Wednesday by the advisor Tariq Al-Banai, during the discussion of the Palestinian issue within the framework of the 72th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
He urged the UN members to carry its responsibilities to compel Israel to stop its violations of international humanitarian law within the occupied territories and commit to peaceful resolution of the implementation of United Nations resolutions.
He said Israel's policies, its siege on Gaza and the various restrictions it imposed on the movement of persons aimed to undermine all opportunity for a two State solution and perpetuate the occupation.
"The Palestinian people were dreaming of breaking their shackles and yet Israel's "savage" policies continued as the occupying Power confiscated land, expanded illegal settlements and deprived Muslims of the right to practice their rituals," Al-Banai added.
He affirmed that the question of Palestine was a question of all civil people under occupation. "We have to work hand in hand" to support the "fair cause" of the Palestinian people, he underscored.
He urged the international community, through the Security Council, to provide the Palestinian people with international protection and to immediately put an end to the occupation.
He further urged the Security Council to shoulder its responsibility to support the "fair cause" of the Palestinian people," he added. (end) asf.haq