Geneva, SANA-Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Haider Ali Ahmad, affirmed that the Israeli occupation’s continued criminal acts, aggressive policies, and continued attacks on Syrian civilian facilities with the support of Western countries require questioning about the stance of countries that claim to be concerned for human rights and those who pretend to defend the principles of international law.
Ali Ahmed said during today’s session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the situation of human rights in Palestine and the other occupied Arab territories, within the work of its 54th session, that although we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we are unfortunately still dealing in this Council with a unique case in its contradiction with the essence of the Declaration. And what it stipulates is the recognition of the inherent dignity of all members of the human family and of their equal and inalienable rights as a basis for freedom, justice and peace in the world.
We still look in vain at a long-term colonialism based on apartheid that violates all the provisions that humanity has developed in the field of international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
Ali Ahmed pointed out that the settlement policy, which is the main feature of that occupation, is persistent to perpetuate this illegal situation, perpetuate illegal annexation policies, and violate the principle banning the seizure of lands by force.
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