There is no way to have a comprehensive and long lasting peace between an occupying state and occupied state other than the adherence to international law and relevant UN resolutions, Ambassador of the State of Palestine Nasser A. Kareem said, commenting on the current escalation of the Palestine-Israeli conflict, Report informs.
"Horrendous images have been emanating from Palestine recently where the world has been watching heartbreaking tragedy and monstrosity repeating itself in cyclical sickening familiarity," the ambassador said.
He noted that the root cause of the ongoing conflagration sometimes gets mangled by some quarters in the media and the halls of power on the world stage, through the propagation of disingenuous and often distorted depiction of what’s happening as a war between Israel and Hamas initiated by Hamas.
According to him, "within this encompassing context, the latest dreadful round of mayhem launched by Israel was a premeditated act designed and engineered by Netanyahu and his ultra-right racist government for cynical political gains while serving their parochial ideological vision, starting with the systematic process of ethnically cleansing Sheikh Jarrah suburb in Jerusalem from its Palestinian indigenous inhabitants, and by repetitively storming Al-Aqsa Mosque in Ramadan holiest month in the Muslim calendar, along with the continuous hate speech by Netanyahu and his cohorts fanning a toxic environment of suspicion, bigotry and hatred."
The diplomat called on great world powers, specifically the US, 'which untiringly and faithfully provides the cover for Israel and bankroll it 4 billion dollars annually to maintain this perverse situation, need to stand true to what they preach to the rest of the world about human rights':
"Because the Palestinian people and the rest of the world are tired of hearing them repeat the hackneyed monotony of the right of Israel to defend itself when it starts killing Palestinians in mass, along with some hollow platitudes about Palestine, as if the Palestinian life and dignity is of less value, hence they have no right to defend themselves in the face of such brutality," he said.
The ambassador added that the status quo is in-sustainable: "The Palestinian people have all the right to live in dignity in their own independent state with its capital Al-Quds (East Jerusalem). There is no way to have a comprehensive and long lasting peace between an occupying state and occupied state other than the adherence to international law and relevant UN resolutions, which calls Israel to end its illegal occupation."
The diplomat noted that 'only then the two peoples could live in lasting peace and tranquility in the holy land.'