The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to hold a high-level session to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nakba on May 15 next year at the General Assembly Hall.
There were 90 votes in favor of the resolution and 30 votes against, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Sweden, in addition to the United States and Israel. 47 countries did not participate in the referendum.
It is noteworthy that the Palestinian Embassy to the United Nations and the Committee on the Implementation of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People have previously organized Nakba commemoration events at the General Assembly Hall, but this is the first time that the event has been held under the mandate of the General Assembly.
Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian representative to the United Nations, called on the international community to support Palestine’s full membership in the international system to save the two-state solution. He said during a regular session of the General Assembly on the Palestinian issue – the international community must now take decisive action and recognize a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, without further delay.
The Nakba refers to the massive forced displacement of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and lands in 1948, when the Zionist movement succeeded – backed by Britain – in controlling and declaring by force of arms the largest part of Palestine. The establishment of Israel.
The memoir summarizes the phases of displacement that uprooted Palestinians from 20 cities and some 400 villages.
Yesterday, Tuesday – November 29 – marked the 75th anniversary of the issuance of United Nations Resolution 181 (which was issued in 1947) partitioning Palestine into two Jewish and Arab states and bringing the city of Jerusalem under it. International trustee.
The partition decision defined the lands and borders of the two states, giving the Jews – whose percentage was about 33% – the largest area of about 56%, compared to 44% of the Palestinians, 67% of the population.
According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Jews today constitute 50.3% of the total population, and they occupy 27 thousand square kilometers, more than 85% of the total area of historical Palestine.
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