Thursday , May 25 2017

APHC leader speaks about Occupied territories in UN Human Rights Council

APHC Azad Kashmir leader Altaf  Hussain wani while addressing   the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva said, that the question of Palestine is a blatant example of failure by the international community. Despite international law bindings and an uncountable number of resolutions, Israel is upholding a system of oppression towards the Palestinian people until this day.

He said, the situation in the occupied Palestinian Territories is characterized by land confiscation, illegal settlement expansion, house demolitions, discrimination and arbitrary killings. With total impunity Israel has continuously stolen Palestinian land and expanded its illegal settlement construction against all international outcries. We are very concerned about the continuous attack on the al-Aqsa mosque by Israeli settlers and about the new legal bills passed by the Israeli parliament to legitimize illegal outposts and preventing the Muslim call to prayer without any real condemnation from the international community.

Upholding a system of oppression and discrimination the Israeli Government is not protecting Israel or Israelis, but entrenching it’s dreadful occupation, illegal settlements, apartheid, discrimination, and human rights violations without any respect for human life, he said. Giving the recent example of an Israeli soldier who murdered a Palestinian in cold blood in front of a camera was sentenced to 18 months. At the same time, Palestinian are spending years for throwing a stone.

He was of the view that in  such blatant injustice the international community cannot stand aside and stay silent anymore. It is long overdue to restore peace and equality, in accordance with its mandate and obligations.

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