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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
26 October 2011




General Assembly
GA/SHC/4020

        Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Third Committee
33rd & 34th Meetings (AM & PM)


WITH CRISES DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTING MOST VULNERABLE, WORLD COMMUNITY MUST

ENSURE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL RIGHTS NOT RELEGATED TO SECOND TIER, COMMITTEE TOLD
 

Hears from Some 40 Speakers, as General Debate on Human Rights Issues Begins

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MONIA ALSALEH ( Syria) ...

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...  Noting that the Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action called for effective international measures for the realization of all human rights and sought to provide legal protection against violations of human rights, including from foreign occupation, she called of the immediate cessation of Israel’s occupation of Palestine.  The international community must work to ensure respect for human rights without selectivity or double standards, including by ending Israel’s acts of persecution, collective punishment and torture.

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NADYA RASHEED, observer of Palestine, expressed appreciation to the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 for his comprehensive report, which presented a disturbing account of the grave human rights violations by Israel against the Palestinian civilian population under its occupation.  Violations included the killing, injuring and maiming of Palestinian civilians; arbitrary detention of thousands of civilians and the mistreatment and torture of Palestinian prisoners, including children; and the wanton destruction of Palestinian homes and property.  “Moreover, cruel Israeli practices and policies have led to increasing poverty and deprivation in Gaza, which has been compounded by Israel’s more than four-year unlawful blockade despite widespread international condemnation and calls for its full lifting,” she said.

“The most striking example of Israel’s almost universally acknowledged illegality of international humanitarian law and its deliberate sabotage of the prospects for a peaceful settlement has been its fervent and unlawful campaign of settler colonialism in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, especially in and around East Jerusalem — the heart of Palestine and the future capital of the State of Palestine,” she said.  For forty years, the Palestinian people had been struggling to realize aspirations for freedom, democracy and human rights — it was high time for their calls to be answered.  “The international community must find the will to do what is necessary to demand that the occupying Power finally end its occupation and all of its human rights violations against the Palestinian people, so that they can realize their inalienable rights to self-determination and independence in their State of Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital,” she said.

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