SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- Iran’s Permanent Ambassador to UN’s Vienna Office Reza Najafi said here Friday the only way to materialize a sustainable peace in Palestine is observing justice, ending discrimination and occupation, and resorting to democratic ways.
“It has now been more than 65 years that the Palestine conflict has been lingering not only as an Islamic-Arabic issue, but turning throughout that long period into a complicated political and legal international dispute,” said Najafi on the anniversary of the International Solidarity Day with the Palestinian Nation.
He said that throughout all those long years the Palestinian people’s share had been nothing, but oppression, homelessness, getting killed, occupation of their homes, and due to the colonialist policies pursued by the Zionist regime, losing more and more of their rights in their motherlands that has got smaller and smaller every day.
“Only a few months have passed since the creation of another horrendous human catastrophe in Gaza by the blood thirsty war machine of the Zionist regime in which the defenseless Gaza residents, especially women, children and elderly Palestinians were massacred by that regime,” he reiterated.
Najafi once again repeated Iran’s proposal for resolving the Palestinian crisis, based on democratic ways aimed at harbingering a just and sustainable peace, ending the occupation in the entire Palestinian lands, and the homelessness of all Palestinian refugees.
He said that every citizen of Palestine, regardless of their religions, races, and ethnicities, should have the right to vote for their solid, independent Palestinian motherland whose capital city will be the Holy Qods (Jerusalem).
The UN General Assembly on December 2, 1997 issued a resolution naming November 29 as the International Solidarity Day with the Palestinian Nation.
The day is commemorated every year in UN New York Headquarters and the other UN offices around the globe, including Vienna.