The Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wasel, affirmed that resolving the Palestinian issue and alleviating the suffering of the Palestinian people are among the main constants of the Kingdom’s policy.
Al-Wasel said that the Kingdom will continue to support the Palestinian cause at all levels.
He called for “the need to adhere to the implementation of the UN recommendations, and to work hard to curb these systematic and continuous violations.”
During the interactive dialogue held last night by the Human Rights Council in Geneva with the Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Michael Lynk, Al-Wasel reiterated the call for the importance of the international community’s support in pushing for the realization of the right to self-determination for Palestinians.
He pointed out that “the world is facing great challenges due to the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Palestinian person continues to suffer from the occupation in addition to his suffering due to this pandemic.”
He explained that “Michael Lynk’s report clearly demonstrates the deterioration of the human rights situation of Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, apart from the recent escalation of violence in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods, and the accompanying forced evictions of Palestinian families from their homes, the use of excessive force inside Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the prevention of Arrival of worshipers during the month of Ramadan.
Lynk had presented to the Human Rights Council, during the interactive dialogue, a report in which he asserted that Israeli settlements amount to war crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
In May, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement in which it said that the kingdom rejects “what was issued about Israel’s plans and steps to evict Palestinians in Jerusalem to enforce Israeli sovereignty over them.”