November 29 is reminder of a bitter event in 1947 when the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the partition of Palestine. In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (Resolution 32/40 B).
On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly under the influence and intervention of big powers adopted the unjust resolution of partition of Palestine and made it official. On the basis of the Resolution 181 (II), Palestine was partitioned into two parts and the General Assembly assigned one part of it for the formation of a Jewish state and another for the Palestinian state. Although the unjust partition resolution by ignoring the Palestinian nature of Palestine and the history of this ancient land, allocated half of the territory of the Palestinians to the Palestinian people and another half to the Zionists, in May 1948, the Zionists did not remain committed to the half and by occupying more Palestinian territories have till date prevented the formation of an independent Palestinian state.
The occupying Zionist regime is still confiscating the houses of the Palestinian people in the Bait-ul-Muqaddas (Jerusalem) and West Bank to build Zionist settlements in order to force the displaced people of East Bait-ul-Muqaddas and West Bank to leave from their home and hearth. Six decades on, today, still millions of displaced Palestinians are living in refugee camps in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, having a hard time. The West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which have become a battlefield of onslaught by occupiers against the defenseless Palestinians, is still under the siege of the Zionist army and their people are tackling with illness and hunger with least livelihood and other facilities and amenities at their disposal.
The Islamic World Peace Forum (IWPF), as a non-governmental organization which is active in the field of just peace, security and dignity of all human beings, maintains that although the UN General Assembly in 1977 in a resolution announced November 29 as the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People, the history is still judging the oppression, whose foundation stone was laid in the General Assembly and its resolution on partition of Palestine Resolution 181 (II).
The IWPF maintains that:
- The occupation of Palestine and the continuous organized inhumane crime of the Zionist regime against the people of this holy land are the source of creation and continuation of one of the longest global crises; a crisis which is not only the root of many other problems and crises in the Middle East and the world of Islam, but also is one of the main sources of insecurity and instability in the international arena.
- The all-out siege of Gaza by the Zionists is an evident document of the crimes committed against the Palestinian people, while the United Nations through its silence or inadequate measures is only an observer of the human tragedy that is taking place in the Gaza.
- The IWPF considers the displacement of millions of Palestinians, the daily massacre of the defenseless Palestinian people, heedlessness of the Zionist regime to the demands of international community and its refrainment from implementing UN resolutions as clear examples of injustice in the world and calls for fundamental ad legal measures by Islamic countries and free-spirited people of the world to defend the rights of the Palestinian people.
- The IWPF maintains that unilateral occupation of land, aggression, disrespect to human dignity and organized and state-sponsored terrorism – whose clear referent is the Zionist regime of Israel – would rent hearts of free-spirited people when committed in any part of the world. Hence, it is the duty of all free-spirited and pacific people of the world, while attaching significance and commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, to ask for commitment of the Israeli regime to the UN resolutions and decisions, including evacuation of the parts of the occupied territories, terminating the siege of the Palestinian people, particularly the people of Gaza, and halting the construction of Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories.
- The IWPF maintains that fight against terrorism and extremism, one of whose referents today is the Daesh and similar groups, will not bear any fruit without putting an end to the occupation of Palestine and stopping the Israeli aggressive policies. Therefore, the IWPF calls on international community, particularly the Islamic international forums, to pay attention to the main roots of the protraction of the Palestinian crisis as well as its solutions, some of which include: holding free and fair elections with the participation of all Palestinians including Muslims, Christians and Jews, practice of the right to self-determination and return of all the displaced Palestinians to their motherland.
- Condemning the Zionist regime’s measures aiming at obliterating the historical and civilizational identity of the holy Quds and sacrilege of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is the first Qibla of the Muslims and the attempts of the Zionist regime to approve a racist law on Judaization of Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Islamic World Peace Forum warns that the continuation of aggressive polices of Israeli regime will lead to nothing but consolidation of extremism and undoubtedly the spread of these crises will engulf the supporters of the occupying regime and will affect other parts of the world.
The Islamic World Peace Forum
November 29, 2016