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to me first local time Monday, the United Nations officially commemorated the Nakba that coincides with the trip of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from what is now Israel on 75th anniversary of their displacement.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas leads the United Nations ceremony on Monday of What the Palestinians call “Nakba” or “Catastrophe”, an action stemming from the division of the United Nations of British-ruled Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states.

Riyad Mansour, Palestine’s ambassador to the United Nations, described the UN celebration as “historic” and important because the General Assembly played a role key role in Partition of Palestine.

“It’s an admission of responsibility of United nations of unable to resolve This disaster for Palestinian people for 75 years old group of UN correspondents recently.

He said the disaster of Palestinian people It continues because they still do not have an independent state and do not have the right to return to homes as it is called for in The General Assembly resolution was adopted in December 1948.

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, denounced the commemoration as “abhorrent.” eventA blatant attempt at distortion history. “

Those said who Attendees will condone antisemitism and give green light for the Palestinians “to continue to exploit international to promote their defamatory narrative.”

General Assembly that had 57 member states in In 1947, he approved the decision to partition Palestine b vote of 33-13 with 10 abstentions. The Jew side The UN Partition Plan was accepted after the end of the British Mandate in 1948, Israel declared its independence. The Arabs reject the plan and the Arab neighbors countries wage war against Jewish state.

The Nakba in memory of 700,000 Palestinians who have fled or been forced to leave their country homes in 1948.

still issue

fate of These refugees and their descendants – estimated b over 5 million across the Middle East – remains Big disputed issue in The Arab-Israeli conflict. Israel rejects the demands for Collective return of Long lost refugees homessaying that it would threaten the Jewish character of the country.

As the 75th anniversary approached, the 193-member General Assembly approved a resolution last November. 30 of a vote of 90-30 with 47 countries abstained from voting on the UN committee’s request on the exercise of inalienable rights of The Palestinian people are organizing at a high level event on May 15 to commemorate the Nakba.

The United States was among them countries that joined Israel in vote against decision, and the US mission said no US diplomat would attend Monday’s ceremony.

Explain why the United Nations anniversary is celebrated took Mansour told the Associated Press a long time ago on Friday that the Palestinians have moved cautiously at the United Nations since the General Assembly lifted their status in 2012 without a member observer to a non-member observer state.

UN recognition as a state allowed the Palestinians to do so join Treaties, take cases against The Israeli occupation of the International Criminal Court and the International Tribunal of Justice, which is the United Nations highest court, f in 2019 to head the group of 77, United Nations coalition of He said that 134 are mainly developing countries and China.

On the 70th anniversary of Mansour said: Hijrah 1948 Five years ago, I used the word Nakba in General Assembly resolution for the first time,” Abbas then instructed to obtain a mandate from the United Nations for the 75th anniversary celebration.

Violence continues

The Nakba commemoration comes as Israeli-Palestinian fighting and protests intensify over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a right-winger government and its plan to reform the judiciary in Israel show no sign of back off. The Israeli polarization and Netanyahu government have extreme positions also raised growth international they.

Mansour said on Friday that the Palestinian refugees “were forced to do so removed from others homes He was forcibly transferred by Israel in an unprecedented time rate’ they remember of 1948.

In a speech to the UN Security Council on April 25, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki said, “It is time to end the Nakba,” stressing that the Palestinians have suffered from a protracted refugee crisis. in the world and “The Longest Occupation.” of whole territory in accident history. “

was sharply critical of the United Nations and more broadly international community for Make decisions that make demands and call for Do- but do nothing to implement it. He said if international community made Israeli occupation costly”I can assure you it will pass.”

Al-Maliki renewed it call for countries not yet recognized by the state of Palestine “to do so as a way to save the moribund two-state solution.” he also urge countries to support Palestinian request for full membership in United Nations, that would pretend international support for A two-state solution where Israelis and Palestinians live side-by-side in Hello.

He urged Maliki to hurt Israel economically countries To ban products from Israeli settlements and trade with settlements, in order to “punish those who collecting money for settlements and such who advocate for them and those who offer them “and to list Settler organizations that hold out Killing and arson as “terrorist organizations”.

urged international community To transfer Israel to the international court of justice. The general assembly asked the court in december to give banner on legal consequences of Israeli occupation of Palestinian Territories, a move Israel condemns it.

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