South Africaâ€™s ambassador to the UN, Jerry Matjila, has criticized the UN for not implementing any of its 72 resolutions which it has adopted on Palestine, since 1948.
Matjila, president of the Security Council for the month of October, made his remarks to al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper about the international communityâ€™s failure to help the Palestinian people achieve their aspirations for independence and freedom.
As a representative of his country, Matjila described South Africaâ€™s position on the Palestinian cause and its support for the Palestinian people and their legitimate rights as â€śwell-known and unquestionable.â€ť
He said, according to Days of Palestine, that the UN Security Council adopted resolutions on Palestine without following them up, but that South Africaâ€™s position in this regard and its support for the Palestinian people would never change.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.