Despite global silence, senior Qatari official condemns Israeli crimes – Doha News

Human rights groups say Israel continues to commit crimes against Palestinians without accountability.

Qatar’s Deputy Foreign Minister Lolwah Al Khater called on world leaders to take action to end the illegal Israeli occupation as part of New Year’s resolutions for 2022.

“2021 World leaders – and rightly so – have fought to preserve Afghan women rights. Will they devote 10% of this effort to Palestinian women and Cchildren after 70 years of: ethnic cleansing, murders, paralysis and arbitrary detentions, use of prohibited weapons, targeting of journalists, ”Al Khater said in a statement. series of tweets Tuesday.

The Qatari official shared a video by the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Archbishop Atallah Hanna, in which he reminded the international Christian community that “celebrating Christmas without paying attention to Palestine would make no sense”.

Along with the video, Al Khater added poetic phrases from the famous Lebanese poet Rachid Salim El Khoury, widely known as the “village poet”, in which he expressed the importance of “brotherly love” in the region.

“Only our brotherly love will rise in the East .. if you mention the Messenger of God kindly, convey the greetings of the poetic villager to him,” read the verses shared by Al Khater.

The senior Qatari official then targeted the illegal demolition of Palestinian homes, with recent videos showing Israeli forces holding unarmed homeowners at gunpoint as they helplessly watched their homes demolished.

Choose the right answer, Israeli 70 years old [of] the profession is: vviolate women’s / human rights? The last colonial apartheid system on earth? Yet, NO heroic calls for women’s rights / boycott because: it is above the intentional law before demolishing / killing they don’t say Allah Akbar so it’s [okay]”Al Khater said, commenting on recent videos.

Al Khater’s comments come amid a notable silence from the international community on Palestinian suffering, as the Zionist state continues to act with impunity without any clear action being taken to end the crisis. illegal occupation.

Critics from the international community point to the “soft language” used by world leaders whenever they comment on Israeli crimes, especially when compared to exposing other states. The wording issue has become crucial in recent months, with activists insisting that terms such as “apartheid”, “settler colonialism” and “forced dispossession” are used to accurately describe what is happening on the land. Palestinian stolen.

Over 70 years of land theft

For more than seven decades, Palestinians have witnessed their own ethnic cleansing as Israel continues to make way for Jewish settlers from abroad.

Between 1947 and 1949, at least 750,000 Palestinians from an indigenous population of 1.9 million were forced to become refugees in what became known as the Nakba (disaster), with more mass displacement during the Naksa from 1967.

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To this day, the Nakba continues as Israel demolishes more and more homes and continues to forcibly displace the indigenous Arab population from their lands.

According to the UN, July recorded the second highest number of demolitions in 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. In the first seven months of this year, there has been a 40% increase in demolitions and 87 % of displacements in the occupied West Bank.

The mobility of Palestinians is also severely restricted, with more than 700 obstacles placed around the West Bank, including 140 checkpoints.

To get from one area to another, Palestinians wait hours at military checkpoints and are often assaulted by Israeli soldiers, according to human rights groups, including Israelis like B’Tselem.

More than 140,000 Palestinians in Jerusalem have also been physically separated from the West Bank by a 700 km concrete wall built by Israel in violation of all international laws.

Under what Human Rights Watch has described as an apartheid state, Palestinians are denied access to basic resources such as water and electricity without Israel’s permission as farmers struggle to harvest the crops in their own villages.

This was seen during the olive harvest season in October, when at least 900 olive and apricot seedlings were uprooted by Jewish settlers in the village of Sebastia, north of Nablus. Palestine’s olive trees are over 4,000 years old, making them one of the oldest in the world.

Meanwhile, mass arrests of Palestinians continue to take place on a daily basis.

According to the Association for the Support of Palestinian Prisoners and Human Rights, Addameer, there are at least 170 child prisoners, 500 administrative detainees and 32 female prisoners.

In total, at least 4,550 Palestinians are currently behind bars.

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