The General Secretariat of the Arab League has called upon the Security Council to assume its responsibilities and enforce its resolutions, perform its duties to maintain international peace and security, and oblige Israel to end its occupation and complete withdrawal
This came in a press statement issued by the Arab League on the occasion of the 56th anniversary of the “Setback1967”.
The League invited States that had not yet recognized the State of Palestine to take such a step; this will enhance the prospects for achieving peace in accordance with the vision of a two-state solution and ending the Israeli occupation.”
It called on the international community to hold accountable the Israeli officials for all crimes they commit against the Palestinian people, and to work to embody an independent Palestinian state on the lines of the fourth of 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
This is in accordance with the relevant international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, as it is the only way to achieve security, peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
June 5, 1967 marks the 56th anniversary of the Israeli aggression by occupying Palestinian and Arab territories in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, the Syrian Arab Golan, and the subsequent occupation of parts of southern Lebanon.
The statement said that the anniversary of the Setback this year coincides with a serious Israeli escalation of aggression and a violation of all international conventions and resolutions, especially the occupation army’s intensification of its aggression and terrorism in the city of Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, the occupation authorities continue to exercise repression and persecution and confiscate land, rights and resources in the Syrian Arab Golan.”
The Arab League applauded the steadfastness and struggle in the Palestinian and Arab territories occupied since 1967, and affirmed its solidarity and support for the Palestinian people in their struggle to defend their homeland and sanctities with the support of their nation and the free people of the world.
The Arab League affirmed the continued commitment of the Arab nation to its central cause, the Palestinian cause, and its support for the just struggle of the Palestinian people to achieve freedom and independence and to embody their independent state on its national soil with East Jerusalem as its capital on the lines of 4 June 1967, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy, the Arab Peace Initiative and international references.
The statement said that despite the passage of more than five decades of the “setback,” the long record of the occupation crimes and its plans to impose the fait accompli by force, this has not changed and will not change the fact that these Palestinian and Arab lands, which were captured by Israel since 1967, are occupied lands in accordance with international law and relevant international resolutions.
It also does not change the fact that these crimes committed by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people are not subject to the statute of limitations and will not weaken its determination to continue its steadfastness and just and legitimate struggle for the restoration of all its inalienable and legitimate rights.”
The Arab League affirmed the importance of continuing and intensifying Palestinian and Arab political and legal efforts by friendly countries and the free world to protect and consolidate Palestinian rights.
This is especially true before the International Court of Justice, which is considering the total Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories since the 1967 aggression and its implications for the provision of its legal advisory opinion, which will represent a very important legal opinion from the highest international court and will entail legal responsibility for the Israeli occupation and its crimes, which have been ongoing for more than seven decades.