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Palestinian ambassador to UN calls on Non-Aligned Movement to strain Israel to implement cease-fire

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Palestinian U.N. envoy Riyad H. Mansour attends the nineteenth Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit within the Munyonyo suburb, in Kampala, Uganda January 15, 2024.
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The Palestinian ambassador to the UN referred to as on the members of the Non-Aligned Movement in Kampala, Uganda, to place strain on Israel to implement a cease-fire in Gaza after 100 days of conflict with the militant Palestinian group Hamas.

Riyad Mansour addressed in his opening speech the 120 members, convening all through this week, that regardless of the UN General Assembly and the Security Council’s resolutions, a ceasefire remained elusive. The Non-Aligned Movement, shaped throughout the collapse of the colonial techniques and on the top of the Cold War, has performed a key half in decolonisation processes, in response to its web site.

Mr. Mansour stated that Israel was main an apartheid of the Palestinians within the ongoing conflict that broke out on October 7 when Hamas all of the sudden attacked the south of Israel, killing some 1,200 folks, and taking 250 others hostage.

Israel retaliated by pounding the Gaza Strip, killing practically 24,000 folks and displacing about 80 per cent of the inhabitants.

“We are still under this colonial occupation by Israel and we see genocide committed on our people, particularly in the Gaza Strip,” he said.

He said the Palestinians were grateful to South Africa for launching a case against Israel at the International Court for Justice. “We are the last kids around the block. All of you accomplished your national independence and you put an end to colonialism.”

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has beforehand stated Israel will pursue its conflict in opposition to Hamas till victory and won’t be stopped by anybody, together with the ICJ.

Israel adamantly denies allegations of genocide in Gaza, saying it makes each effort to keep away from harming civilians, and rejects allegations of apartheid as an assault on its very legitimacy.

At least 30 of the motion’s members are anticipated to attend the heads of states’ assembly on the finish of the weeklong deliberations. Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni will take over as president the Azerbaijan’s Ilham Aliyev for the following three years.

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