Thursday 22 October 2020
News ID: 83118
Publish Date: 23 September 2020 - 21:34
NEW YORK (Dispatches) – Qatar’s Emir has questioned the credibility of the international community as it is unable to take any effective action to confront the Zionist regime’s continued occupation of Palestinian land and its years-long blockade of the Gaza Strip.
"The international community stands by, unable to take any effective action to confront Israeli intransigence, its continued occupation of Palestinian and Arab land, the imposition of a stifling siege on the Gaza Strip, [and] the expanding settlement policy, among others,” Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said in his video speech at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The emir questioned the role of countries and organizations for failing to uphold the resolutions against the Zionist regime’s continued occupation of Palestinian territories and its expansion of illegal settlements, adding the regime is carrying out "flagrant violation of international resolutions.”
Qatar’s ruler said the Zionist regime is trying to "circumvent these parameters” and any arrangements that do not take these factors into account "will not achieve peace”.
"Failure to find a just solution to the Palestinian cause, Israel’s continued settlements, and forcing a reality on the ground without being deterred, this is what raises the biggest question about the credibility of the international community and its institutions,” the emir added.
Zionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he will start plans for annexing more areas in the occupied West Bank, in accordance with U.S. President Donald Trump’s "deal of the century.”
Trump officially unveiled his scheme in January at the White House with Netanyahu on his side.
The proposal gives in to the Zionist reigme’s demands while creating a Palestinian state with limited control over its own security and borders, enshrining the occupied al-Quds as "Israel’s undivided capital” and allowing the occupying regime to annex settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas also censured the United Nations for inaction in the face of the Zionist regime’s aggressive policies, calling on the world body to "rectify” its mistakes and help end the regime’s atrocities.
"The UN, which prompted the creation of the Israeli occupation, failed to protect the Palestinians from all forms of terrorism practiced against them on a daily basis for more than 72 years, or help them restore their rights to liberation, independence and self-determination, which is part of one of its long-standing principles,” Hamas said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
"This failure will continue haunting the United Nations until it makes things right and rectify this mistake.”
Referring to an official event held on Monday in commemoration of the UN’s establishment in 1945, the statement said, "No one unfortunately addressed the catastrophic failure of the international body… to replace the rule of force with the rule of law.”
"But, it seems that this rule does not apply to the Israeli occupation.”
The statement said, "The ongoing Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people is one of the major reasons behind the failure to bring about international peace and security.”

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