(In honor of yesterday being AIPAC Day)
Syria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations in Geneva Hussam Eddin Ala stressed that the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the Syrian Golan represents the worst form of settler colonialism in the 21st century and it is a breach of human rights and the international humanitarian law applied in Arab territories occupied since 1967.
The ambassador was speaking at a panel discussion on human rights in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories held within the framework of the 31st session of Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva.
Ala said that the International ignorance amounts to complicity in attitudes expressed by some states which instead of calling upon the Human Rights Council to hold the Israeli occupation authorities accountable for their crimes, they demanded other states to refrain from condemning Israeli practices and violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in the occupied territories.
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