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Palestinians restate call for own independent state

By Abosede Musari, Abuja   |   02 December 2015   |   1:55 am  
PHOTO: www.almanar.com.lb

PHOTO: www.almanar.com.lb

TO mark its 2015 International Day of Solidarity, the Palestinian people have once again, called for their establishment and recognition as a nation.

Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Nigeria, Saleh Fhied, while addressing a small gathering to mark the day on Sunday, called on the support of global and regional bodies such as the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) and Africa, to continue to give their support and lend their voices to this course.

While thanking the world for its support so far, the Palestinian ambassador also called on the global powers, including the United States of America (USA), to compel Israel to stop its occupation of Palestinian ancestral land, and to stop the violence against its citizens.

The Palestinian people are asking the world to compel Israel to respect the 1967 boundaries, which put Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.

“We call on all members of the international community to undertake immediate action and adopt punitive measures and initiative required to hold Israel to account for its blatant violation of international law. In addition, we call on them to support our efforts in seeking a United Nations Security Council resolution to set a timeframe to ending the occupation and establishing the independent Palestinian state on 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.”

“Time is not on our side and the Palestinian people cannot afford to wait as Israel succeeds in destroying the two states solution and establishing Greater Israel on historic Palestine. The Palestinians reaffirm that they will not allow the reality of walls, wanton violence and discrimination to stand on their way. They shall march forward building where the occupier destroys. Our commitment to exercising our inalienable right to self-determination is unwavering.”



  • Mark O’Realius

    This grand daddy of all fabrications makes great copy for the media and is excellent for denigrators of Israel, but it lacks any basis in historical fact. There is no Palestinian land, plain and simple. If there were, when would it have been founded, and by whom? What would its borders have been, and what about the name of its capital? What would its major cities have been? What would have constituted the basis of its economy? What form of government would it have lived under?

    Was Palestine ever recognized as an entity by another country? By whom? What was the language of the country called Palestine? What was Palestine’s religion? What was the name of its currency? Since there is no such country today, what caused her demise?

    These questions were posed by a Japanese writer, Yashiko Sagamori. Only the most revisionist adherent of the Palestinian narrative could even attempt to answer her queries. Pose these same questions regarding Israel and Jewish connection to this land, and except for the willfully blind and delusional — of which, admittedly, there are many, each can be factually answered.

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