GENEVA, Friday, March 19, 2021 (WAFA) – Kuwait called yesterday upon the United Nations to activate legal mechanisms to ensure holding the Israeli occupation accountable for its continuous violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people, and to prevent them from impunity.
In his speech to the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Kuwait's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim, said: "The State of Kuwait condemns all flagrant violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law committed by Israel, the occupying power, against the defenseless Palestinian people."
Al-Ghunaim called on the international community "to assume its responsibilities to ensure the principles and provisions of international human rights law and international humanitarian law are respected, which must be applicable to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem."
The Kuwaiti ambassador pointed to the seriousness of the repeated violations committed by the occupying power against the Palestinian people, "many of them war crimes and crimes against humanity, which calls for continuing to discuss the deterioration of the human rights situation in the occupied Arab territories, within the framework of Chapter Seven of Human Rights Council agenda."
He also expressed regret that "the international community stands idly by" in the face of Israel's disregard to international law and United Nations resolutions at a time that requires all states to take deterrent measures against the occupation.