Cuba Reaffirms in UN-Geneva Support for Palestinian Cause

Geneva, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reaffirmed today at the UN in Geneva the unrestricted support for a comprehensive, just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, during the sessions of the 38th regular session of the Human Rights Council.

Cuban ambassadors Pedro Luis Pedroso said that this solution should be based on the creation of two states and allow the Palestinians the right to self-determination and to have an independent and sovereign State in the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The diplomat stressed that the serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the occupied territories have been condemned again and again by the international community.

‘However, these violations persist, as we have seen in the recent aggressions against the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip,’ he lamented.

According to Pedroso, the prevailing situation reaffirms the need to keep the issue on the agenda of the Human Rights Council.

‘The attempts of some to eliminate it have the only objective of condoning the human rights violations that are committed against the Palestinians,’ he said.

On the other hand, the ambassador reiterated the rejection and condemnation of the unilateral action of the United States government to establish its diplomatic representation in Jerusalem, ‘in outright disrespect for international legality and the resolutions of the United Nations,’ he said.

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