The House of Representatives denounced attempts by Israel and the US to legitimize “colonization policies” in Palestine.
Rabat – Morocco’s House of Representatives, or lower house, reiterated its unwavering solidarity with the Palestinian people on Tuesday, December 3.
The lower house affirmed that it stands with the Palestinian people in their legitimate resistance against Israel to recover their national rights, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). Such rights include an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
The announcement of support follows the 42nd observance of the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, November 29.
November 29 marks the anniversary of Resolution 181, or the partition of Palestine.
In 1947, the UN General Assembly divided Palestine into Arab and Jewish states, with the city of Jerusalem governed by a separate entity. Palestine’s Jewish community took Resolution 181 as a legal basis for the establishment of Israel, while the Arab community rejected the resolution. Violence erupted almost immediately.
In 1977, the UN General Assembly called for the annual observance of November 29 as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
In affirming its solidarity with the Palestinian cause, Morocco’s House of Representatives also recalled Land Day, observed every year on March 30. The commemoration remembers the general strike and marches that took place in Israel in March 1976.
The lower house recalled the sacrifices the Palestinian people made to recover their occupied territories.
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People calls upon the international public, the UN, and policymakers to renew their commitment to the just cause of Palestine and to work towards a fair solution to the conflict in the Middle East, according to the lower house’s statement.
“Such a solution will have to comply with the resolutions of international legality and put an end to Israeli arrogance as well as to efforts to liquidate the Palestinian issue, including the inadmissible recognition of [Jerusalem] as the capital of Israel by the US [government] and its attempts to legitimize colonization policies,” the statement continues.
The lower house praised King Mohammed VI’s November 29 statement, when the sovereign reiterated Morocco’s steadfast position in favor of Palestine and the legitimate rights of its people. The King addressed the message to the chairman of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Cheikh Niang.
Just days earlier on November 25, Morocco renewed its steadfast support for Palestine through its Moroccan ambassador to Cairo, Ahmed Tazi.
“We stand with our Palestinian brothers in their distress and support all their rights, especially the right to establish an independent and viable state of Palestine,” Tazi said in a meeting of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers.
November saw one of the most deadly escalations in the region in recent years, with hundreds of Palestinians injured and dozens killed.