New York – Sanaa
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a draft resolution titled (Living Conditions of the Palestinian People in the Occupied Palestinian Territory including Jerusalem and the Occupied Syrian Golan) Economic and Social Consequences of the Israeli Occupation 77 and presented by Pakistan on behalf of the Group of China.
The resolution was adopted after a recorded vote of 43 countries, 3 of which were the United States, Canada and Liberia, and 4 of which were in favor of the United Kingdom, over the objection of the Israeli occupation organization. Ivory Coast, Solomon Islands and Guatemala.
The resolution reaffirms the principle of permanent sovereignty over natural resources of peoples under foreign occupation and expresses its concern over the exploitation, endangerment and destruction of natural resources in the occupied Syrian Golan by the occupying power (Israel) and Israeli settlers. and particularly as a result of settlement activities illegal under international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.
The resolution notes that the Israeli occupation seriously impedes efforts to achieve environmentally sustainable development and create a sound economic environment in the occupied Syrian Golan and the occupied Palestinian territories.
The resolution reaffirms the inalienable right of the occupied Syrian Golan and the Palestinian people to all natural and economic resources. And they must immediately stop exploiting natural resources.
The Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations intervened, stressing that the occupying power (Israel) continues to use policies and practices contrary to relevant Security Council resolutions, international humanitarian law and international humanitarian law. The Act of Rights indicates that the occupation authorities sought to increase the number of settlers in the occupied Syrian Golan, a significant increase by offering them incentives to stay there, including giving them land and large financial incentives. All settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan are illegal under international law, leading to a steady increase in the number of settlers in recent years, expressing the Syrian Arab Republic’s condemnation of these measures.
The Permanent Representative made it clear that the expansion of settlements and Israeli trade activities have negative effects on the health of Syrian citizens in the area, the environment they live in and the agricultural activities they carry out.
The Permanent Mission condemned the occupation force’s use of multiple methods to seize lands and natural resources in the occupied Syrian Golan, including land grabbing, land grabbing near the ceasefire line, planting landmines, confiscating land for military purposes, and land grabbing. Build settlements and agricultural and industrial facilities and fenced areas under the pretext of placing them at the disposal of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.
The delegation reiterated the need to tackle the problem at its roots by immediately implementing the UN resolutions on ending the Israeli occupation of the occupied Arab lands.
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