Baghdad Iraq affirmed its total rejection of settlement and aggressive policies aimed at bringing about demographic and ethnic change in the occupied territories.
A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloom delivered the speech of the Republic of Iraq during the public session of the United Nations General Assembly, to discuss the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, which was held on 20/5/2021 in New York.
Ambassador Bahr Al-Ulum affirmed in his speech: The Republic of Iraq condemns the assaults committed by the Israeli entity against the Palestinian people, which are a flagrant violation of human rights, international charters and decisions, and an obstacle to the peace process in the region, as storming the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque and preventing worshipers from reaching to perform their religious rites targeting defenseless civilians and the subsequent brutal attacks and incessant raids on occupied Al-Quds, Sheikh Jarrah and the Gaza Strip, and the destruction of infrastructure and residential complexes, which led to the displacement of the people from their homes and left them homeless; it is considered a dangerous escalation by the government of this entity and a reflection of its expansionist policies, which do not aspire to any peaceful solutions and stability in the region.
He affirmed the steadfast and principled position of the Iraqi government and people and its unlimited support for the just Palestinian cause, whose sons have been making sacrifices for generations and great material losses, to preserve their inalienable right to establish their independent state with honorable Al-Quds as its capital, in accordance with international resolutions.
He continued, as Iraq condemns the illegal decisions issued by the Israeli occupation regarding Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and totally rejects the prejudice to the historical right to the land of Palestine.
Ambassador Bahr Al-Ulum called on the international community to stand against these settler and aggressive policies and actions that are devoted to the process of ethnic cleansing, demographic change and violation of the sanctity of places of worship and holy places, and to work to do justice to the brotherly Palestinian people who are subjected to genocide, and to restore their legitimate rights in accordance with Security Council and General Assembly resolutions. For the United Nations, and for the international community to assume their legal and moral responsibilities by holding accountable for these violations, to take measures to protect civilians under occupation, to withdraw from all occupied territories, including Holy Quds, to release Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, and to stop Israeli settlement measures aimed at judaizing the city of Al-Quds Al- Sharif.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency