The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), in a statement on Wednesday, said that despite the attempt to hinder the magnitude of theÂ diplomatic, political, and moral crisis facing the UnitedÂ States and Israel, after the declaration of PresidentÂ Donald Trump on Jerusalem, the transfer of theÂ Embassy of his country to it, and WashingtonâsÂ unlimited support to the occupation and its crimes andÂ serious violations of international law, internationalÂ legitimacy, and resolutions, the international community declared firm positions against TrumpâsÂ Declaration and the occupationâs crimes practicedÂ against defenseless people, especially the massacreÂ committed by the occupation soldiers against theÂ unarmed participants in the Right of Return marches inÂ the Gaza Strip, which reflected an internationalÂ consensus on the justice of the Palestinian cause, theÂ rejection of Trumpâs Declaration, the transfer of theÂ embassy, and the condemnations and criticism of theÂ occupation authorities practices and violations ,whichÂ is evident in the speeches and positions of 14 countriesÂ in the Security Council, accusing the Security CouncilâsÂ position regarding the US veto.
âThis is in addition toÂ the practical diplomatic steps taken by many countriesÂ in the world to express their stances, as some of themÂ withdrew their ambassadors and others chose toÂ summon their ambassadors from the occupying state,Â furthermore, several countries publicly demanded theÂ formation of a fair and transparent commission ofÂ inquiry for the crimes of occupation,and the statementsÂ of condemnations issued in the name of senior officialsÂ in many countries,â MOFA added, according to the PNN.
The Ministry said that it highly appreciates and thanks all states that stood by the Palestinian people at this critical andÂ delicate stage, as it affirms that this internationalÂ consensus would not have been possible without theÂ great efforts of President Mahmoud Abbas and theÂ Palestinian diplomacy.
The entire world is united inÂ condemning the crimes of the occupation. The entireÂ world, in its rejection of Trumpâs Declaration and theÂ transfer of the embassy, stated that they stand inÂ solidarity with the Palestinian people and with theÂ martyrs and wounded Palestinians who have fallen, inÂ clear reference to the failure of the efforts ofÂ the UnitedÂ States, Israel, and their allies to exclude the PalestinianÂ conflict from the center of international attention andÂ the permanent agenda of the international community, it added.
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (email@example.com)