[Michigan, November 29, 2023]:

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the international community and peace-loving people across the world in observing November 29, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestine People.

This day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly through UN Resolution 32/40 B in 1997. It marks the anniversary of UN Resolution number 181, the resolution on the partition of Palestine that was adopted on November 29, 1947.

This year’s occasion comes amidst the Israeli genocidal war against the occupied Palestinians in Gaza, the ongoing illegal Israeli and extremist settlers’ violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, and the ongoing Israeli assaults against Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem.

The Palestinians are equally human to the Israelis and are entitled to political and human rights. The UN has been ineffective on Palestine because the US uses its veto at the UN Security Council to prevent the world from holding Israel accountable for its ongoing violations of international law and norms. These are all political choices made by the US, decisions that have prevented real peace in the region.

Palestinian People’s Day serves as a constant reminder that it is long overdue for the Israeli occupation to end and for Palestinians to be granted their basic human and political rights. Despite the massive military imbalance between Israel and the Palestinians, there is no military solution to the conflict.

The current Israeli genocidal war on Gaza is another bloody example that military actions are not the answer. The Palestinian remain undefeated and on their land.

Israel and supporters are trying to reframe this round of the conflict as about Gaza and Hamas. It’s not. It’s about the Zionist enterprise’s ongoing violence against the Palestinian people, the indigenous people of Palestine. Ending the Israeli occupation is the first step towards ending this conflict.

Peace requires the effective, fair, and just engagement of the international community and especially from the US, the primary ally to Israel, in the peace process.

Time is overdue for the recognition of the independent Palestinian state on 1967 lines. The two states’ solution requires ending the occupation first, not demolishing Gaza and creating another Nakba.

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