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ActionAid International Stands in Solidarity with Palestinian People

A boy rides his bike past buildings destroyed by airstrikes in Gaza

ActionAid International joins the international and human rights organizations all over the world to mark the international solidarity Day with Palestinian People stressing its commitment towards supporting the inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. On this occasion, ActionAid International stands in solidarity with Palestinian people and continues its support to Palestinians’ rights to self-determination, freedom, justice and independence. ActionAid calls on the international community to practice pressures on Israel to stop its increasing violations to those rights.

ActionAid reminds the Member States of the United Nations that they have a moral and legal obligation to implement the recognition of Palestine as an independent state and end the occupation. We call on the international community to break the silence about the ongoing suffering and oppression of Palestinians.

The country director of ActionAid Palestine, Ibrahim Ibraigheth said:

“International solidarity is essentially needed due to the continuity of injustices and oppression that are practiced against the Palestinian people by an illegal Israeli occupation. The human rights of Palestinians guaranteed in the international law as rights to life, housing, dignity, freedom, movement, education and other rights are being denied on a daily basis under silence of the international community.”

As the world marks the international solidarity Day with Palestinian People today, 29th of November, Israeli forces killed 4 Palestinians today. The year 2022 has been the deadliest for Palestinians since 2015 as 205 Palestinians have been killed this year according to the figures of Palestinian Ministry of Health, the - 51 of that number are children, the majority shot by Israeli forces or armed settlers in the occupied West Bank. At the same time, in August 2022 Israel launched yet another aggression against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, during which 53 Palestinians, including 17 children, were killed, and another 335 were injured.

The Palestinians also lost one of their iconic and inspirational journalists, Shireen Abu Akleh , Al- Jazeera correspondent who was killed by Israeli army while she was performing her media duties and her coffin bearers were beaten by Israeli police.

This year has also witnessed the continuity of Israeli policies of illegal settlement expansion, home demolitions, systematic forced displacement, movement restriction and land confiscation. These policies steal more Palestinian lands and natural resources. Palestinians across the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) are also denied coping with impact of climate crisis by depriving them from enjoying their environmental rights. 

Meanwhile, 2.1 million Palestinians live in an open-air prison in Gaza Strip under the blockade that has illegally been imposed for more than 15 years depriving them from basic human rights and causing humanitarian and environmental crisis, lack of water and electricity. Only 4% of water is fit for human use.

Israel continues attacking the Palestinian civil and political space by designating 6 Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations including Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al-Haq, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Defense for Children International – Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees and the Union of Palestinian Women Committees – as terrorist organizations.

These violations committed by Israel pushed Leading human rights organizations as B’tselem, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International to consider them as the crimes of apartheid against the Palestinian people.

The United Nations General Assembly declared November 29 as International Day for Solidarity with Palestinian people in the year 1977.

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