The Salihiya family in Sheikh Jarrah the second catastrophe

The Salihiya family in Sheikh Jarrah the second catastrophe  The Israeli occupation bulldozers reduced the Salhiya family’s home in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied Jerusalem, in the blink of an eye, to rubble, as they were unable to find anything except a refrigerator door on which the family’s children’s pictures were printed.  At three in the morning, while the Salhiya family, with its men, women and children, was safe in their home in Sheikh Jarrah, it was surprised by more than 100 Israeli soldiers, with their equipment and equipment, storming the two houses, and brutally starting to force them out of them under the least harsh weather conditions.  Outside the two houses, the mechanisms were waiting for the right moment to pounce on them, 13 family members, half of whom are under arrest, and the other half are in the open.  The young man, Muhammad Ikrimawi, one of the two houses holed up, described in an interview with “Wafa” what happened by saying: “We were surprised by dozens of soldiers storming the house, and they started brutally assaulting us, and they took us all to the Moscow investigation centers, and there some of us were released on condition of deportation from Sheikh Jarrah Five neighborhood Ten days, while my brother and uncle Mahmoud Salhia and his sons remained in detention.”  As for his brother Abed Akramawi, whom the occupation has kept away from Sheikh Jarrah since yesterday and for three days, he said: I was arrested a few days ago while documenting the violations against our house in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. The occupation committed a crime against my family, and I could not defend it or be with it, and today we are homeless, but we will remain steadfast in Jerusalem despite all that we have been through.”  Three hours is the time when a crime was committed against members of the Salhia family, a scene that is difficult to describe. The rubble of the family’s houses were scattered, which threatened to burn them and those in them and preferred death to leaving them two days ago. The occupation forces were forced to withdraw, 10 hours after the siege of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, without being able to evacuate The family left their homes, after they seized a plot of land with an area of ​​about 6,000 square meters, and demolished a nursery from which the family and eight other families lived last Monday.  Amal Salhia, sister of Mahmoud Salhia, told “Wafa”: “They demolished our house and turned it into rubble above the wreckage of our dreams. ".  The Salhiya family was displaced from the town of Ein Karem in 1948, and took refuge in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and today it is displaced from its home again in a new catastrophe, where the occupation will establish biblical settlement gardens.  For 23 years, the Salihiya family has been engaged in a struggle in the occupation courts and with the so-called "custodian of absentee property" in order to prove its ownership of the land and prevent its seizure. Two years ago, the occupation authorities issued a decision to seize it, for the same argument, but the decision was postponed.  The story of the suffering of a righteous family began in 1996, when the occupation authorities initially offered them to buy them, and they made financial offers, all of which were rejected.  After that, the occupation authorities resorted to other tricks through the "custodian of absentee property", but they were unable to seize the family's land, and after that they used several methods, and in the end the municipality pleaded to seize the land for the "public benefit".  On the twentieth of last December, the occupation municipality handed the Salhiya family a notice to vacate their homes and the plot of land on which they were built, under the pretext of “public interest” and the establishment of schools on them, and gave them until the twenty-fifth of it to implement the eviction order.  Last Monday, the occupation forces broke into the family’s land and demolished an agricultural nursery after emptying it of its contents. After that, they tried to evict the two houses, but their owner, Mahmoud Salhia, and his family members barricaded themselves inside and on its roof, and threatened to set fire to them if the occupation police insisted on evacuating them.  There is a complicity between the court and the Israeli police to seize the land, which is the largest plot in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and is adjacent to the house of Haj Amin Al-Husseini, which was seized, as previously 30 dunums were seized near it, and a settlement was established in the neighborhood, followed by a park.

The Salihiya family in Sheikh Jarrah the second catastrophe


The Israeli occupation bulldozers reduced the Salhiya family’s home in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied Jerusalem, in the blink of an eye, to rubble, as they were unable to find anything except a refrigerator door on which the family’s children’s pictures were printed.

At three in the morning, while the Salhiya family, with its men, women and children, was safe in their home in Sheikh Jarrah, it was surprised by more than 100 Israeli soldiers, with their equipment and equipment, storming the two houses, and brutally starting to force them out of them under the least harsh weather conditions.

Outside the two houses, the mechanisms were waiting for the right moment to pounce on them, 13 family members, half of whom are under arrest, and the other half are in the open.

The young man, Muhammad Ikrimawi, one of the two houses holed up, described in an interview with “Wafa” what happened by saying: “We were surprised by dozens of soldiers storming the house, and they started brutally assaulting us, and they took us all to the Moscow investigation centers, and there some of us were released on condition of deportation from Sheikh Jarrah Five neighborhood Ten days, while my brother and uncle Mahmoud Salhia and his sons remained in detention.”

As for his brother Abed Akramawi, whom the occupation has kept away from Sheikh Jarrah since yesterday and for three days, he said: I was arrested a few days ago while documenting the violations against our house in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. The occupation committed a crime against my family, and I could not defend it or be with it, and today we are homeless, but we will remain steadfast in Jerusalem despite all that we have been through.”

Three hours is the time when a crime was committed against members of the Salhia family, a scene that is difficult to describe. The rubble of the family’s houses were scattered, which threatened to burn them and those in them and preferred death to leaving them two days ago. The occupation forces were forced to withdraw, 10 hours after the siege of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, without being able to evacuate The family left their homes, after they seized a plot of land with an area of ​​about 6,000 square meters, and demolished a nursery from which the family and eight other families lived last Monday.

Amal Salhia, sister of Mahmoud Salhia, told “Wafa”: “They demolished our house and turned it into rubble above the wreckage of our dreams. ".

The Salhiya family was displaced from the town of Ein Karem in 1948, and took refuge in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and today it is displaced from its home again in a new catastrophe, where the occupation will establish biblical settlement gardens.

For 23 years, the Salihiya family has been engaged in a struggle in the occupation courts and with the so-called "custodian of absentee property" in order to prove its ownership of the land and prevent its seizure. Two years ago, the occupation authorities issued a decision to seize it, for the same argument, but the decision was postponed.

The story of the suffering of a righteous family began in 1996, when the occupation authorities initially offered them to buy them, and they made financial offers, all of which were rejected.

After that, the occupation authorities resorted to other tricks through the "custodian of absentee property", but they were unable to seize the family's land, and after that they used several methods, and in the end the municipality pleaded to seize the land for the "public benefit".

On the twentieth of last December, the occupation municipality handed the Salhiya family a notice to vacate their homes and the plot of land on which they were built, under the pretext of “public interest” and the establishment of schools on them, and gave them until the twenty-fifth of it to implement the eviction order.

Last Monday, the occupation forces broke into the family’s land and demolished an agricultural nursery after emptying it of its contents. After that, they tried to evict the two houses, but their owner, Mahmoud Salhia, and his family members barricaded themselves inside and on its roof, and threatened to set fire to them if the occupation police insisted on evacuating them.

There is a complicity between the court and the Israeli police to seize the land, which is the largest plot in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and is adjacent to the house of Haj Amin Al-Husseini, which was seized, as previously 30 dunums were seized near it, and a settlement was established in the neighborhood, followed by a park.



The Security Council discusses the situation in Palestine   Wafa - A special session was launched at the United Nations Security Council, at five o'clock this evening, Occupied Jerusalem time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue.  And participate in the work of the session, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Al-Malki.  In his speech, al-Maliki stressed that the decisions of this council, including Resolution 2334, provide a clear path to a just peace, and that it is the responsibility of this council to follow up on the implementation of its decisions, and it is important to enact the law and condemn those who violate it, but it is also important to follow up on the implementation of decisions and ensure accountability and accountability .  Al-Maliki also stressed that Israel's denial of the rights of the Palestinian people, and its defiance of the international community, has continued for a long time, because the occupation is sure of the fact that there will be criticism and condemnation, but there will be no consequences.  He said, "You want to help us end this conflict, you have to put an end to Israel's impunity . "  Al-Maliki pointed to bias when it comes to Israel, but not the bias that Israel claims to exist, “It is the bias that protects it from any form of accountability, the bias that has prevented this Council from acting under Chapter VII; the bias that has allowed Israel rather than apologizing for its crimes. and put an end to it, accusing even its closest partners of anti-Semitism for voting resolutions consistent with international law and human rights, the bias that has allowed it to attack the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, the Human Rights Council, the General Assembly and the Security Council in the performance of their duties, and to insult and harass world leaders, Nobel Peace Prize laureates, moral figures, celebrities, and citizens, for their stance on the question of Palestine.  Wencesland: Our greatest goal is to end the Israeli occupation  In turn, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wencesland, called for providing a political climate that would allow the resumption of negotiations, leading to a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue.  He said in a briefing during the session: "Our most comprehensive and greatest goal is to end the (Israeli) occupation of the Palestinian territories, in accordance with international law and United Nations resolutions."  Wencesland called on the Israeli occupation authorities to "end the displacement and evictions, in line with international law," in reference to the Israeli measures against the Palestinian citizens of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied Jerusalem.  The UN official also called on the occupation authorities to approve plans to enable the Palestinians to build and meet their needs resulting from the natural growth in the population.  He urged "all parties" to facilitate the implementation of a project to lay a pipeline to transport gas to Gaza, which would reduce the cost of electricity production and improve service.  Wencesland reiterated his condemnation of Israel's classification of Palestinian civil organizations as "terrorist organizations", and said that the United Nations continues to collect information in this regard.  On the other hand, Wencesland said that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees (UNRWA) is facing a financial crisis that threatens its existence, calling on UN member states to increase their support for the agency.  EcoPeace calls on the Security Council to stop the humanitarian and environmental crisis in Gaza  For its part, EcoPeace called on  the Security Council to work to end the humanitarian and environmental crisis facing the Gaza Strip as a result of the blockade and Israeli practices.  The director of the organization in Palestine, Nada Majdalani, said, during her speech, that "children in the Gaza Strip are going through experiences that they should not live, such as cutting off water, electricity and fuel."  "We must work to prevent this environmental and humanitarian crisis," she added.  Majdalani called on the Security Council to work to enable the Palestinian people to enjoy their water rights, as Israel seizes most of the water resources.  "The water needs of the Palestinians are increasing as a result of the natural growth of the population, which pushes them to buy desalinated water from the sea at a high cost," she said, warning that the situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip "contributes to fueling unrest and security problems in the region as a whole."  Norway confirms its support for a two-state solution "currently out of reach"  For her part, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anneken Hoetfeldt, who chairs the session, affirmed her country's firm support for the two-state solution based on negotiations, adding, "However, this goal currently seems out of reach, as the conflict and tension intensify this year, and we must direct the situation to a better path." .   "Violence and terrorist acts must stop, all civilians must be protected in accordance with international humanitarian law, and human rights must be respected and defenders protected," she said.  She stressed the need for Israel to stop the forced evictions and evictions and build settlements on the occupied lands, as they are illegal under international law, undermine the chances of a two-state solution and escalate the conflict. .  She pointed out that another Palestinian family was expelled from their home in East Jerusalem last night, calling for respect for the existing historical status of the holy sites in the city of Jerusalem.  She said that the United Nations agencies, especially the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), are the tools of the international community in Gaza, and we must ensure their ability to meet the needs of Palestinian refugees. .  The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway concluded her speech by reminding that the terms of reference for the two-state solution are stipulated in Security Council resolutions, the latest of which is Resolution 2334, and support for the return to negotiations on the basis of the June 4, 1967 borders and on the basis of relevant Security Council resolutions, international law and internationally agreed references .  United States: This New Year gives the international community an opportunity to renew its commitment to a political solution  For her part, the Permanent Representative of the United States, Linda Greenfield, stressed that this new year gives the international community an opportunity to renew its commitment to reaching a political solution to the conflict in the region.  It reiterated the United States' strong support for the two-state solution, and its grave concern about "the tensions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and in and around Jerusalem, particularly violence directed against civilians." ."  "In order to make progress, we must refrain from taking unilateral steps that exacerbate tension and harm efforts to achieve the two-state solution, including annexation of land, settlement activities, demolitions and evictions, as is the case in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood," she said.  She considered that the confidence gap between the two parties is the biggest obstacle to political progress towards peace, noting that direct action between the two sides is the most urgent to rebuild trust. .  She stressed the need for members of the Security Council to work seriously to reach a just and lasting peace.  Ghana: The two-state solution is the best option to achieve lasting stability and peace  Ghanaian Foreign Minister Shirley Ikor Bochawi said that reaching a permanent solution to the situation in the Middle East is a responsibility that cannot be ignored, and called for facing this challenge and providing a collective commitment to dialogue between the parties and the support of the international community, especially since the repercussions of inaction will be dire in the future. .  She pointed out that the goal of settlement and comprehensive peace in the Middle East is still far from being achieved, and that the chances of achieving peace and prosperity in the Middle East compel us to adhere to this goal that we set a long time ago, especially with the deterioration in the humanitarian and security situation in the region, in the midst of a pandemic. Covid 19" .  She added, "The Council should address the issue of how to revitalize effective and coordinated peace talks based on the lessons of the past, and based on previous initiatives, and consider new opportunities through which both Israel and Palestine can achieve their aspirations for a normal life and the establishment of a Palestinian state." .  Bouchaoui expressed her country's belief in the importance of the two-state solution that live side by side on the basis of the pre-1967 borders, as the best option for achieving lasting stability and peace.  At the same time, she appreciated the role of the Kingdom of Norway in the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee to coordinate international aid to the Palestinian people, and thanked donors and international development partners for their commitment to support this comprehensive settlement .  It also commended the efforts of the Secretary-General and the envoys of the Quartet to address the financial issues of Palestine and the difficult situations in Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank .  And she continued: "Advancing the political process requires regional and international actors to use the tools of diplomacy to build on the momentum that has developed recently, and also requires the parties to build trust and communicate in good faith. All of these goals are not easy, but the cost of not achieving them is much greater . "  The Ghanaian Foreign Minister condemned the violations of human rights and the violation of international humanitarian law in the occupied territories, and stressed that these actions exacerbate the humanitarian crises .  "We remind the parties of their obligations under international law and various Security Council resolutions, and urge them to refrain from unilateral steps that obstruct and undermine efforts to achieve a comprehensive and just peace to the decades-old conflict, " she said .  She thanked the countries that made financial contributions to UNRWA, and urged increased support for the agency so that it can fulfill its mandate of supporting those affected by the conflict, calling on the Secretary-General of the United Nations to run a process that enables addressing various options to ensure sustainable and predictable humanitarian funding for the Middle East region .  She added: "With or without a real commitment by the parties to the peace process, a settlement will remain elusive. We urge the parties to resume direct negotiations to achieve lasting and comprehensive peace in the spirit of cooperation and good faith . "  She concluded her speech by stressing Ghana's commitment to supporting and facilitating the path towards lasting peace in the Middle East, and the importance of cooperation and taking unified steps among member states, especially in the Security Council, to reach this goal.   China calls on Israel to stop its settlement activities and house demolition policy  In turn, the representative of China stressed the need to act urgently and take the necessary measures to push for the two-state solution, calling on Israel, as the occupying power, to abide by its obligations under international law and international humanitarian law, ensure the security of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories, stop violence against civilians, and maintain The historical situation in Jerusalem.  He also called on Israel to stop its settlement activities, the policy of demolishing Palestinian homes and lifting its siege on the Gaza Strip, noting at the same time that the continuation of settlement expansion constitutes a violation of international law and UN resolutions.  The representative of China called for providing aid to the Palestinians in light of the economic and financial crisis of the Palestinian Authority, and the difficult humanitarian conditions experienced by the Palestinians.  He added, "The international community should double its support for the Palestinian Authority to exercise its sovereign functions to provide security, development and services, and we call on all parties to enhance financial support for UNRWA."  He stressed the need to mobilize all efforts to support peace and the two-state solution, stressing that history has proven that the two-state solution is the only way to solve the Palestinian issue, and the international community should adopt a just and objective approach to promote dialogue and build confidence between the two sides on the basis of the two-state solution.  He also stressed that his country supports the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, noting that China will continue to work to achieve this goal.  Mexico condemns settlement expansion and settler attacks  The representative of Mexico said that the siege on the Gaza Strip must be stopped once and for all, and that the demands of the Palestinian people have not been translated into tangible reality, especially the right to self-determination, stressing that his country supports the two-state solution and supports the establishment of a Palestinian state in line with international law and United Nations resolutions within the framework of Recognized secure borders with respect for the special status of Jerusalem.  He added: We are watching with great concern the measures taken in the field that undermine the sustainability of the two-state solution, including the expulsion of a family from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood at dawn today.  He stressed that Mexico condemns the expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, noting that his country also condemns the use of force and attacks by settlers on Palestinian civilians.  He welcomed Algeria's efforts to promote reconciliation between the Palestinian parties, and the discussions held by the United Nations Special Coordinator with his counterparts from the European Union and Russia.  Ireland :  We are committed to a two-state solution and illegal settlements  The representative of Ireland said that the dark events in the recent period remind us that the Security Council should not remain silent, that a just solution remains urgent and necessary, and that negotiations must be resumed and efforts must be revitalized to resolve the Palestinian issue, in order to obtain a new political horizon.  She added, "Ireland is fully committed to the efforts of the two-state solution," and that what concerns it is the escalation of violence by settlers, and calls on Israel to do its duty to protect women and children.  She pointed out that the Israeli practices of demolitions and evictions of homes, and settlement expansion, threaten the fragile situation in Jerusalem and the West Bank.  She stressed the illegality of settlements in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, stressing that Israel's decision to build 1,500 settlement units in Jerusalem threatens the integrity of the future Palestinian state, and also demanded an end to the siege on Gaza and the completion of the reconstruction there. .  She added: "We condemn the attacks on the Gaza Strip, and call for measures to improve the conditions of the Palestinians." Ireland will continue to support Palestinians and Palestinian institutions, noting the importance of international support for UNRWA, which provides its services to Palestinian refugees .  France :  The Security Council must work to preserve the two-state solution and meet the aspirations of the Palestinian people  The representative of France said that "this council must work to preserve the two-state solution, meet the aspirations of the Palestinian people, and achieve security and peace for both parties."  He added that "France regrets the weakening of the two-state solution through settlement expansion," noting that the new settlement units project in Jerusalem would separate Jerusalem from its surroundings .  He condemned the forced displacement and demolition that took place in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of the Salhia family. He stressed the need to provide medical aid and aid to the Gaza Strip.  He renewed his country's call to work on resuming the political process that has been suspended since 2014.  Britain calls on Israel to stop settlement expansion that undermines the two-state solution  The representative of the United Kingdom said that his country welcomes the communication between the Palestinian and Israeli governments, and called on Israel to stop settlement expansion that undermines the two-state solution, noting that the Israeli approval of the plan to build 1,500 settlement units in occupied Jerusalem would impede the resumption of international efforts to achieve peace.  He also stressed the need to maintain stability in the Gaza Strip .  Brazil affirms its commitment to achieving peace in the region  For his part, the representative of Brazil said that his country is concerned about the weak progress in the peace process in the Middle East, stressing his country's commitment to achieving peace in the region.  He also stressed that Brazil supports the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and the provision of humanitarian aid, stressing the need to support UNRWA to continue providing its services to Palestinian refugees.  The delegate of Brazil called for the resumption of direct negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.  Gabon calls on the International Quartet to make efforts to bring peace to the Middle East  The representative of Gabon in the Security Council indicated that despite the tireless efforts to support stability in the Middle East, peace has not been achieved in the region, calling on the International Quartet to make efforts to bring peace to the Middle East, welcoming Norway's efforts in the peace process .  He stressed that the economic and financial situation of the Palestinian Authority, as well as UNRWA, is very worrying, and called for self-restraint, pointing out that direct and frank dialogue is the solution .  India affirms its firm commitment to support the two-state solution  In turn, the representative of India affirmed his country's firm commitment to support the two-state solution, leading to the achievement of a just and comprehensive peace that guarantees the establishment of a fully sovereign and viable Palestinian state, living side by side in internationally recognized and secure borders, alongside the State of Israel.  He pointed to the close partnership between India and Palestine, pointing to India's support for development in Palestine, in addition to its financial support to UNRWA.  He stressed the need for the international community to confirm its commitment to stopping the erosion of opportunities to achieve the two-state solution, and to implement Security Council resolutions calling for an end to violence against civilians and Israel's halting of its settlement activities, stressing the importance of exerting more collective effort to launch credible negotiations on all final status issues.  The delegate of India said: "In recent weeks, attacks on civilians have increased, house demolitions have continued, and settlement units have been announced," stressing the need to stop unilateral steps that seek to impose a new reality on the ground and disrupt the two-state solution and represent a serious challenge to the chances of resuming negotiations. peace in the future.  He added, "The international community must send a strong message against any steps that would undermine the possibility of peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians."  Morocco: Stability and security in the Middle East is linked to a just and comprehensive peace for the Palestinian cause  For his part, the representative of Morocco said that his country attaches the utmost importance to the Palestinian cause and the rights of the Palestinian people, pointing to the efforts made by the Al-Quds Committee, emanating from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, headed by Moroccan King Mohammed VI.  He stressed that stability and security in the Middle East is linked to a just and comprehensive peace for this issue, based on international legitimacy and based on the two-state solution agreed upon by the international community, which leads to the establishment of a viable Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, living side by side with Israel in an atmosphere of peace. Security, tranquility and peace .  He stressed Morocco's belief that negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides will remain the only way to reach a final and lasting solution to this conflict.  The representative of Morocco urged the need to preserve Al-Quds Al-Sharif, its unity and sanctity, its legal, cultural, historical and demographic status, and its unique position as a city of peace, noting the King’s keenness, as Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, to make every effort to preserve this distinguished status of the holy city.  He pointed out that Morocco's support for the Palestinian people includes several initiatives undertaken by the Kingdom through the Jerusalem House of Money, the field arm of the Al-Quds Committee, which is sponsored and funded by the Kingdom by 87% under the direct supervision of the Moroccan King for the benefit of the Palestinian people and in support of the maintenance of Palestinian institutions.  He noted that this agency, since its establishment in 1998, has worked to protect Arab and Islamic rights in the holy city, by supporting and financing many vital projects in the social and cultural fields, education, health and reconstruction, and it had a direct and tangible impact on the lives of Palestinians.  He stated that the Agency's report indicates that the total cost of the approved programs and projects in Jerusalem during 2021 amounted to 3.6 million US dollars.  Egypt calls for immediate international protection for the Palestinian people  The representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt demanded to stop all violations against the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupation forces .  In a speech on behalf of the Arab Group at the United Nations, he said that all illegal occupation measures and all violations against the Palestinian people must be stopped .  He added that the international community must immediately provide international protection for the Palestinian people, in addition to stopping the Israeli occupation's violations of human rights, land confiscation, house demolitions and forced displacement.  He also called for pressure on Israel to stop branding Palestinian civil society institutions with terrorism, calling on countries and donors to these institutions not to deal with this classification and false accusation and to continue their support for these institutions.  He stressed that peace in the Middle East will only be achieved by ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.  He also stressed the need to respect the legal status quo in Jerusalem, praising Jordanian efforts to preserve Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem .  The League of Arab States stresses the importance of the international community's adherence to the two-state solution  For his part, the permanent representative of the League of Arab States to the United Nations, Ambassador Maged Abdel-Fattah, said that "despite the references approved in Madrid, Oslo and Annapolis, and the Security Council officially approved here by the United Nations taking the principle of land for peace as a main reference for the peace process, we Unfortunately, we are witnessing vigorous efforts by the new Israeli government aimed at distorting and perverting this principle so that it becomes peace for peace and not land for peace.  He added: "At the same time, Israel continues to commit its violations of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including its continued violation of the provisions of Resolution 2334 of 2016 by doubling its settlement activities in an effort to change the reality on the ground, providing its military protection to the settlers, and even joining them in their brutal attacks on the defenseless Palestinian people." During their seizure of his lands and properties, and forcibly displacing him from Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan and others, in violation of international laws and norms.”  He called for providing international protection for the Palestinian people from the violations of the occupation and the oppression of settlers, and for providing support for Palestinian refugees by filling the financial deficit of UNRWA.  He stressed the importance of the international community's adherence, especially the Security Council, to a genuine negotiating process between Israel and Palestine, leading to the establishment of a Palestinian state in implementation of the principle of the "two-state solution" approved by all international references.  Jordan: Occupation's aggression undermines the two-state solution  The representative of Jordan said: "We look forward to working with various parties in order to find a horizon for achieving peace in the Middle East, through the implementation of the "two-state solution", to establish an independent Palestinian state."  He pointed out that the occupation’s attacks undermine the two-state solution, and efforts must be intensified to support the two-state solution and prevent the occupation’s practices of demolishing homes and forced displacement, again  condemning Jordan for the demolition of the Salihiya family home and the occupation’s practices in occupied Jerusalem, stressing that Israel, as an occupying authority, is obligated to protect the rights of Palestinians in the occupied territories.  He stressed that the continuation of building settlements and settlement expansion is a violation of Security Council resolutions, and the international community must take the necessary steps to protect Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem and ensure the preservation of the historical status quo and Jordan's guardianship over it.  He also stressed the need to support UNRWA to continue providing services to Palestinian refugees until their issue is resolved in accordance with relevant UN resolutions, in addition to removing obstacles to the growth of the Palestinian economy .  Turkey: We must work seriously to establish peace and stop settlements  The representative of Turkey said that the call for restraint is not enough, and that serious work must be done to establish peace and stop settlements.  He expressed his country's rejection of Israel's decision to classify 6 Palestinian civil society institutions as terrorist organizations.  He affirmed Turkey's support for the two-state solution leading to the establishment of a Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 borders, calling for revitalizing the work of the International Quartet to play an effective role in resuming the peace process.  Indonesia affirms its support for the Palestinian people to achieve all their legitimate rights  The representative of Indonesia said: "We regret that the Palestinian issue is still on our agenda after all these years," denouncing the practices of occupation and violence against the Palestinians, stressing the need to end the occupation to achieve peace in the Middle East.  He condemned the Israeli settlement activities, which constitute a violation of Security Council resolutions, noting that the Security Council must ensure the protection and security of Palestinians and holy places, and that it is necessary to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza and provide sustainable funding to UNRWA.  He added that the Council should revive the peace process according to the two-state solution, stressing his country's support for the Palestinian people until they obtain all their legitimate rights.  Syria condemns the demolition of Palestinian homes and their forced displacement  In turn, the representative of Syria condemned the settlement policies in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the demolition of Palestinian homes and forced displacement, the latest of which was the demolition of the Salihiya family’s home and the displacement of the family in Jerusalem, stressing Syria’s support for the Palestinian people in defending their right to establish their independent and fully sovereign state.  It also condemned the occupation government’s approval of a decision to support settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan, calling on the Security Council to assume its responsibilities in maintaining international peace and security and putting an end to the Israeli occupation and its continuous violations.  Saudi Arabia affirms its adherence to the principles of the Palestinian cause  The representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirmed the Kingdom's adherence to the constants of the Palestinian cause, ensuring the realization of the two-state solution, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, and the return of refugees, in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.  He pointed out that the occupation continues to commit violations against the Palestinians and their sanctities, calling on the Security Council to firmly confront Israel's practices.   Cuba affirms its support for the two-state solution and the right of self-determination for the Palestinians  The Cuban representative said that the Security Council continues not to adopt the necessary measures to stop the Israeli attacks on the Palestinians, referring to the continuing policies of settlement expansion, land annexation and house demolitions.  He stressed that his country supports the two-state solution, the return of refugees and the right of self-determination for the Palestinians in accordance with the relevant international legitimacy resolutions.

The Security Council discusses the situation in Palestine 


Wafa - A special session was launched at the United Nations Security Council, at five o'clock this evening, Occupied Jerusalem time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue.

And participate in the work of the session, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Al-Malki.

In his speech, al-Maliki stressed that the decisions of this council, including Resolution 2334, provide a clear path to a just peace, and that it is the responsibility of this council to follow up on the implementation of its decisions, and it is important to enact the law and condemn those who violate it, but it is also important to follow up on the implementation of decisions and ensure accountability and accountability .

Al-Maliki also stressed that Israel's denial of the rights of the Palestinian people, and its defiance of the international community, has continued for a long time, because the occupation is sure of the fact that there will be criticism and condemnation, but there will be no consequences.

He said, "You want to help us end this conflict, you have to put an end to Israel's impunity . "

Al-Maliki pointed to bias when it comes to Israel, but not the bias that Israel claims to exist, “It is the bias that protects it from any form of accountability, the bias that has prevented this Council from acting under Chapter VII; the bias that has allowed Israel rather than apologizing for its crimes. and put an end to it, accusing even its closest partners of anti-Semitism for voting resolutions consistent with international law and human rights, the bias that has allowed it to attack the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, the Human Rights Council, the General Assembly and the Security Council in the performance of their duties, and to insult and harass world leaders, Nobel Peace Prize laureates, moral figures, celebrities, and citizens, for their stance on the question of Palestine.

Wencesland: Our greatest goal is to end the Israeli occupation

In turn, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wencesland, called for providing a political climate that would allow the resumption of negotiations, leading to a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue.

He said in a briefing during the session: "Our most comprehensive and greatest goal is to end the (Israeli) occupation of the Palestinian territories, in accordance with international law and United Nations resolutions."

Wencesland called on the Israeli occupation authorities to "end the displacement and evictions, in line with international law," in reference to the Israeli measures against the Palestinian citizens of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied Jerusalem.

The UN official also called on the occupation authorities to approve plans to enable the Palestinians to build and meet their needs resulting from the natural growth in the population.

He urged "all parties" to facilitate the implementation of a project to lay a pipeline to transport gas to Gaza, which would reduce the cost of electricity production and improve service.

Wencesland reiterated his condemnation of Israel's classification of Palestinian civil organizations as "terrorist organizations", and said that the United Nations continues to collect information in this regard.

On the other hand, Wencesland said that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees (UNRWA) is facing a financial crisis that threatens its existence, calling on UN member states to increase their support for the agency.

EcoPeace calls on the Security Council to stop the humanitarian and environmental crisis in Gaza

For its part, EcoPeace called on  the Security Council to work to end the humanitarian and environmental crisis facing the Gaza Strip as a result of the blockade and Israeli practices.

The director of the organization in Palestine, Nada Majdalani, said, during her speech, that "children in the Gaza Strip are going through experiences that they should not live, such as cutting off water, electricity and fuel."

"We must work to prevent this environmental and humanitarian crisis," she added.

Majdalani called on the Security Council to work to enable the Palestinian people to enjoy their water rights, as Israel seizes most of the water resources.

"The water needs of the Palestinians are increasing as a result of the natural growth of the population, which pushes them to buy desalinated water from the sea at a high cost," she said, warning that the situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip "contributes to fueling unrest and security problems in the region as a whole."

Norway confirms its support for a two-state solution "currently out of reach"

For her part, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anneken Hoetfeldt, who chairs the session, affirmed her country's firm support for the two-state solution based on negotiations, adding, "However, this goal currently seems out of reach, as the conflict and tension intensify this year, and we must direct the situation to a better path." . 

"Violence and terrorist acts must stop, all civilians must be protected in accordance with international humanitarian law, and human rights must be respected and defenders protected," she said.

She stressed the need for Israel to stop the forced evictions and evictions and build settlements on the occupied lands, as they are illegal under international law, undermine the chances of a two-state solution and escalate the conflict. .

She pointed out that another Palestinian family was expelled from their home in East Jerusalem last night, calling for respect for the existing historical status of the holy sites in the city of Jerusalem.

She said that the United Nations agencies, especially the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), are the tools of the international community in Gaza, and we must ensure their ability to meet the needs of Palestinian refugees. .

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway concluded her speech by reminding that the terms of reference for the two-state solution are stipulated in Security Council resolutions, the latest of which is Resolution 2334, and support for the return to negotiations on the basis of the June 4, 1967 borders and on the basis of relevant Security Council resolutions, international law and internationally agreed references .

United States: This New Year gives the international community an opportunity to renew its commitment to a political solution

For her part, the Permanent Representative of the United States, Linda Greenfield, stressed that this new year gives the international community an opportunity to renew its commitment to reaching a political solution to the conflict in the region.

It reiterated the United States' strong support for the two-state solution, and its grave concern about "the tensions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and in and around Jerusalem, particularly violence directed against civilians." ."

"In order to make progress, we must refrain from taking unilateral steps that exacerbate tension and harm efforts to achieve the two-state solution, including annexation of land, settlement activities, demolitions and evictions, as is the case in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood," she said.

She considered that the confidence gap between the two parties is the biggest obstacle to political progress towards peace, noting that direct action between the two sides is the most urgent to rebuild trust. .

She stressed the need for members of the Security Council to work seriously to reach a just and lasting peace.

Ghana: The two-state solution is the best option to achieve lasting stability and peace

Ghanaian Foreign Minister Shirley Ikor Bochawi said that reaching a permanent solution to the situation in the Middle East is a responsibility that cannot be ignored, and called for facing this challenge and providing a collective commitment to dialogue between the parties and the support of the international community, especially since the repercussions of inaction will be dire in the future. .

She pointed out that the goal of settlement and comprehensive peace in the Middle East is still far from being achieved, and that the chances of achieving peace and prosperity in the Middle East compel us to adhere to this goal that we set a long time ago, especially with the deterioration in the humanitarian and security situation in the region, in the midst of a pandemic. Covid 19" .

She added, "The Council should address the issue of how to revitalize effective and coordinated peace talks based on the lessons of the past, and based on previous initiatives, and consider new opportunities through which both Israel and Palestine can achieve their aspirations for a normal life and the establishment of a Palestinian state." .

Bouchaoui expressed her country's belief in the importance of the two-state solution that live side by side on the basis of the pre-1967 borders, as the best option for achieving lasting stability and peace.

At the same time, she appreciated the role of the Kingdom of Norway in the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee to coordinate international aid to the Palestinian people, and thanked donors and international development partners for their commitment to support this comprehensive settlement .

It also commended the efforts of the Secretary-General and the envoys of the Quartet to address the financial issues of Palestine and the difficult situations in Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank .

And she continued: "Advancing the political process requires regional and international actors to use the tools of diplomacy to build on the momentum that has developed recently, and also requires the parties to build trust and communicate in good faith. All of these goals are not easy, but the cost of not achieving them is much greater . "

The Ghanaian Foreign Minister condemned the violations of human rights and the violation of international humanitarian law in the occupied territories, and stressed that these actions exacerbate the humanitarian crises .

"We remind the parties of their obligations under international law and various Security Council resolutions, and urge them to refrain from unilateral steps that obstruct and undermine efforts to achieve a comprehensive and just peace to the decades-old conflict, " she said .

She thanked the countries that made financial contributions to UNRWA, and urged increased support for the agency so that it can fulfill its mandate of supporting those affected by the conflict, calling on the Secretary-General of the United Nations to run a process that enables addressing various options to ensure sustainable and predictable humanitarian funding for the Middle East region .

She added: "With or without a real commitment by the parties to the peace process, a settlement will remain elusive. We urge the parties to resume direct negotiations to achieve lasting and comprehensive peace in the spirit of cooperation and good faith . "

She concluded her speech by stressing Ghana's commitment to supporting and facilitating the path towards lasting peace in the Middle East, and the importance of cooperation and taking unified steps among member states, especially in the Security Council, to reach this goal.

 China calls on Israel to stop its settlement activities and house demolition policy

In turn, the representative of China stressed the need to act urgently and take the necessary measures to push for the two-state solution, calling on Israel, as the occupying power, to abide by its obligations under international law and international humanitarian law, ensure the security of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories, stop violence against civilians, and maintain The historical situation in Jerusalem.

He also called on Israel to stop its settlement activities, the policy of demolishing Palestinian homes and lifting its siege on the Gaza Strip, noting at the same time that the continuation of settlement expansion constitutes a violation of international law and UN resolutions.

The representative of China called for providing aid to the Palestinians in light of the economic and financial crisis of the Palestinian Authority, and the difficult humanitarian conditions experienced by the Palestinians.

He added, "The international community should double its support for the Palestinian Authority to exercise its sovereign functions to provide security, development and services, and we call on all parties to enhance financial support for UNRWA."

He stressed the need to mobilize all efforts to support peace and the two-state solution, stressing that history has proven that the two-state solution is the only way to solve the Palestinian issue, and the international community should adopt a just and objective approach to promote dialogue and build confidence between the two sides on the basis of the two-state solution.

He also stressed that his country supports the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, noting that China will continue to work to achieve this goal.

Mexico condemns settlement expansion and settler attacks

The representative of Mexico said that the siege on the Gaza Strip must be stopped once and for all, and that the demands of the Palestinian people have not been translated into tangible reality, especially the right to self-determination, stressing that his country supports the two-state solution and supports the establishment of a Palestinian state in line with international law and United Nations resolutions within the framework of Recognized secure borders with respect for the special status of Jerusalem.

He added: We are watching with great concern the measures taken in the field that undermine the sustainability of the two-state solution, including the expulsion of a family from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood at dawn today.

He stressed that Mexico condemns the expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, noting that his country also condemns the use of force and attacks by settlers on Palestinian civilians.

He welcomed Algeria's efforts to promote reconciliation between the Palestinian parties, and the discussions held by the United Nations Special Coordinator with his counterparts from the European Union and Russia.

Ireland :  We are committed to a two-state solution and illegal settlements

The representative of Ireland said that the dark events in the recent period remind us that the Security Council should not remain silent, that a just solution remains urgent and necessary, and that negotiations must be resumed and efforts must be revitalized to resolve the Palestinian issue, in order to obtain a new political horizon.

She added, "Ireland is fully committed to the efforts of the two-state solution," and that what concerns it is the escalation of violence by settlers, and calls on Israel to do its duty to protect women and children.

She pointed out that the Israeli practices of demolitions and evictions of homes, and settlement expansion, threaten the fragile situation in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

She stressed the illegality of settlements in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, stressing that Israel's decision to build 1,500 settlement units in Jerusalem threatens the integrity of the future Palestinian state, and also demanded an end to the siege on Gaza and the completion of the reconstruction there. .

She added: "We condemn the attacks on the Gaza Strip, and call for measures to improve the conditions of the Palestinians." Ireland will continue to support Palestinians and Palestinian institutions, noting the importance of international support for UNRWA, which provides its services to Palestinian refugees .

France :  The Security Council must work to preserve the two-state solution and meet the aspirations of the Palestinian people

The representative of France said that "this council must work to preserve the two-state solution, meet the aspirations of the Palestinian people, and achieve security and peace for both parties."

He added that "France regrets the weakening of the two-state solution through settlement expansion," noting that the new settlement units project in Jerusalem would separate Jerusalem from its surroundings .

He condemned the forced displacement and demolition that took place in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of the Salhia family. He stressed the need to provide medical aid and aid to the Gaza Strip.

He renewed his country's call to work on resuming the political process that has been suspended since 2014.

Britain calls on Israel to stop settlement expansion that undermines the two-state solution

The representative of the United Kingdom said that his country welcomes the communication between the Palestinian and Israeli governments, and called on Israel to stop settlement expansion that undermines the two-state solution, noting that the Israeli approval of the plan to build 1,500 settlement units in occupied Jerusalem would impede the resumption of international efforts to achieve peace.

He also stressed the need to maintain stability in the Gaza Strip .

Brazil affirms its commitment to achieving peace in the region

For his part, the representative of Brazil said that his country is concerned about the weak progress in the peace process in the Middle East, stressing his country's commitment to achieving peace in the region.

He also stressed that Brazil supports the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and the provision of humanitarian aid, stressing the need to support UNRWA to continue providing its services to Palestinian refugees.

The delegate of Brazil called for the resumption of direct negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

Gabon calls on the International Quartet to make efforts to bring peace to the Middle East

The representative of Gabon in the Security Council indicated that despite the tireless efforts to support stability in the Middle East, peace has not been achieved in the region, calling on the International Quartet to make efforts to bring peace to the Middle East, welcoming Norway's efforts in the peace process .

He stressed that the economic and financial situation of the Palestinian Authority, as well as UNRWA, is very worrying, and called for self-restraint, pointing out that direct and frank dialogue is the solution .

India affirms its firm commitment to support the two-state solution

In turn, the representative of India affirmed his country's firm commitment to support the two-state solution, leading to the achievement of a just and comprehensive peace that guarantees the establishment of a fully sovereign and viable Palestinian state, living side by side in internationally recognized and secure borders, alongside the State of Israel.

He pointed to the close partnership between India and Palestine, pointing to India's support for development in Palestine, in addition to its financial support to UNRWA.

He stressed the need for the international community to confirm its commitment to stopping the erosion of opportunities to achieve the two-state solution, and to implement Security Council resolutions calling for an end to violence against civilians and Israel's halting of its settlement activities, stressing the importance of exerting more collective effort to launch credible negotiations on all final status issues.

The delegate of India said: "In recent weeks, attacks on civilians have increased, house demolitions have continued, and settlement units have been announced," stressing the need to stop unilateral steps that seek to impose a new reality on the ground and disrupt the two-state solution and represent a serious challenge to the chances of resuming negotiations. peace in the future.

He added, "The international community must send a strong message against any steps that would undermine the possibility of peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians."

Morocco: Stability and security in the Middle East is linked to a just and comprehensive peace for the Palestinian cause

For his part, the representative of Morocco said that his country attaches the utmost importance to the Palestinian cause and the rights of the Palestinian people, pointing to the efforts made by the Al-Quds Committee, emanating from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, headed by Moroccan King Mohammed VI.

He stressed that stability and security in the Middle East is linked to a just and comprehensive peace for this issue, based on international legitimacy and based on the two-state solution agreed upon by the international community, which leads to the establishment of a viable Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, living side by side with Israel in an atmosphere of peace. Security, tranquility and peace .

He stressed Morocco's belief that negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides will remain the only way to reach a final and lasting solution to this conflict.

The representative of Morocco urged the need to preserve Al-Quds Al-Sharif, its unity and sanctity, its legal, cultural, historical and demographic status, and its unique position as a city of peace, noting the King’s keenness, as Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, to make every effort to preserve this distinguished status of the holy city.

He pointed out that Morocco's support for the Palestinian people includes several initiatives undertaken by the Kingdom through the Jerusalem House of Money, the field arm of the Al-Quds Committee, which is sponsored and funded by the Kingdom by 87% under the direct supervision of the Moroccan King for the benefit of the Palestinian people and in support of the maintenance of Palestinian institutions.

He noted that this agency, since its establishment in 1998, has worked to protect Arab and Islamic rights in the holy city, by supporting and financing many vital projects in the social and cultural fields, education, health and reconstruction, and it had a direct and tangible impact on the lives of Palestinians.

He stated that the Agency's report indicates that the total cost of the approved programs and projects in Jerusalem during 2021 amounted to 3.6 million US dollars.

Egypt calls for immediate international protection for the Palestinian people

The representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt demanded to stop all violations against the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupation forces .

In a speech on behalf of the Arab Group at the United Nations, he said that all illegal occupation measures and all violations against the Palestinian people must be stopped .

He added that the international community must immediately provide international protection for the Palestinian people, in addition to stopping the Israeli occupation's violations of human rights, land confiscation, house demolitions and forced displacement.

He also called for pressure on Israel to stop branding Palestinian civil society institutions with terrorism, calling on countries and donors to these institutions not to deal with this classification and false accusation and to continue their support for these institutions.

He stressed that peace in the Middle East will only be achieved by ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

He also stressed the need to respect the legal status quo in Jerusalem, praising Jordanian efforts to preserve Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem .

The League of Arab States stresses the importance of the international community's adherence to the two-state solution

For his part, the permanent representative of the League of Arab States to the United Nations, Ambassador Maged Abdel-Fattah, said that "despite the references approved in Madrid, Oslo and Annapolis, and the Security Council officially approved here by the United Nations taking the principle of land for peace as a main reference for the peace process, we Unfortunately, we are witnessing vigorous efforts by the new Israeli government aimed at distorting and perverting this principle so that it becomes peace for peace and not land for peace.

He added: "At the same time, Israel continues to commit its violations of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including its continued violation of the provisions of Resolution 2334 of 2016 by doubling its settlement activities in an effort to change the reality on the ground, providing its military protection to the settlers, and even joining them in their brutal attacks on the defenseless Palestinian people." During their seizure of his lands and properties, and forcibly displacing him from Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan and others, in violation of international laws and norms.”

He called for providing international protection for the Palestinian people from the violations of the occupation and the oppression of settlers, and for providing support for Palestinian refugees by filling the financial deficit of UNRWA.

He stressed the importance of the international community's adherence, especially the Security Council, to a genuine negotiating process between Israel and Palestine, leading to the establishment of a Palestinian state in implementation of the principle of the "two-state solution" approved by all international references.

Jordan: Occupation's aggression undermines the two-state solution

The representative of Jordan said: "We look forward to working with various parties in order to find a horizon for achieving peace in the Middle East, through the implementation of the "two-state solution", to establish an independent Palestinian state."

He pointed out that the occupation’s attacks undermine the two-state solution, and efforts must be intensified to support the two-state solution and prevent the occupation’s practices of demolishing homes and forced displacement, again  condemning Jordan for the demolition of the Salihiya family home and the occupation’s practices in occupied Jerusalem, stressing that Israel, as an occupying authority, is obligated to protect the rights of Palestinians in the occupied territories.

He stressed that the continuation of building settlements and settlement expansion is a violation of Security Council resolutions, and the international community must take the necessary steps to protect Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem and ensure the preservation of the historical status quo and Jordan's guardianship over it.

He also stressed the need to support UNRWA to continue providing services to Palestinian refugees until their issue is resolved in accordance with relevant UN resolutions, in addition to removing obstacles to the growth of the Palestinian economy .

Turkey: We must work seriously to establish peace and stop settlements

The representative of Turkey said that the call for restraint is not enough, and that serious work must be done to establish peace and stop settlements.

He expressed his country's rejection of Israel's decision to classify 6 Palestinian civil society institutions as terrorist organizations.

He affirmed Turkey's support for the two-state solution leading to the establishment of a Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 borders, calling for revitalizing the work of the International Quartet to play an effective role in resuming the peace process.

Indonesia affirms its support for the Palestinian people to achieve all their legitimate rights

The representative of Indonesia said: "We regret that the Palestinian issue is still on our agenda after all these years," denouncing the practices of occupation and violence against the Palestinians, stressing the need to end the occupation to achieve peace in the Middle East.

He condemned the Israeli settlement activities, which constitute a violation of Security Council resolutions, noting that the Security Council must ensure the protection and security of Palestinians and holy places, and that it is necessary to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza and provide sustainable funding to UNRWA.

He added that the Council should revive the peace process according to the two-state solution, stressing his country's support for the Palestinian people until they obtain all their legitimate rights.

Syria condemns the demolition of Palestinian homes and their forced displacement

In turn, the representative of Syria condemned the settlement policies in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the demolition of Palestinian homes and forced displacement, the latest of which was the demolition of the Salihiya family’s home and the displacement of the family in Jerusalem, stressing Syria’s support for the Palestinian people in defending their right to establish their independent and fully sovereign state.

It also condemned the occupation government’s approval of a decision to support settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan, calling on the Security Council to assume its responsibilities in maintaining international peace and security and putting an end to the Israeli occupation and its continuous violations.

Saudi Arabia affirms its adherence to the principles of the Palestinian cause

The representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirmed the Kingdom's adherence to the constants of the Palestinian cause, ensuring the realization of the two-state solution, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, and the return of refugees, in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

He pointed out that the occupation continues to commit violations against the Palestinians and their sanctities, calling on the Security Council to firmly confront Israel's practices. 

Cuba affirms its support for the two-state solution and the right of self-determination for the Palestinians

The Cuban representative said that the Security Council continues not to adopt the necessary measures to stop the Israeli attacks on the Palestinians, referring to the continuing policies of settlement expansion, land annexation and house demolitions.

He stressed that his country supports the two-state solution, the return of refugees and the right of self-determination for the Palestinians in accordance with the relevant international legitimacy resolutions.

Relax myself or keep up with fashion? What is behind the spread of divorce parties in the Arab world  In a remarkable phenomenon, parties to celebrate divorce spread in many countries of the Arab world. This phenomenon has sparked widespread controversy, between those who consider it a way to reduce the psychological burden of the experience, and those who see it as a disregard for the family system and as a foundation for a culture of divorce in Arab societies.  Although it is often considered a sad experience for many couples, divorce has recently become, in a surprising phenomenon, a reason for many celebrations, in ceremonies and an atmosphere similar to weddings.  At a time when many Arab countries have sounded alarm bells about a frightening rise in divorce rates, many of them today fear the exacerbation of this phenomenon and its spread in societies, especially after the spread of divorce parties.  In this context, opinions and analyzes differ on the real reasons behind this remarkable spread, which calls for more attention.  What is behind the spread of divorce parties?  Although divorce parties were just a strange and new phenomenon in Arab societies, in recent years, they have become a very widespread phenomenon.  And according to what many sources indicated, the idea of ​​the divorce ceremony, goes back mainly to the Japanese Hiroki Terai, who was the organizer of these parties, and soon after that this idea spread to several countries and Western countries, and finally landed in the Arab world.  In contrast to Western societies, Arab societies, based on their culture and beliefs, attach great importance to the family and family system, and therefore an event such as divorce is considered a harsh experience and a sad station, except for cases where divorce is the most appropriate solution to the complex problems experienced by the spouses.  Therefore, the divorce ceremonies that have spread recently did not receive enough welcome in the Arab countries, many of which consider this phenomenon to be a disregard for the family system, and the establishment of a culture of divorce, which threatens the cohesion and stability of society in its most important components.  On the contrary, specialists and analysts believe, that this type of party hides behind a kind of attempt to ease the psychological burden of a harsh experience.  In this context, relationship writer Tara Eisenhardt spoke in a previous article that “divorce is an opportunity to learn, heal and grow” and in the meantime encouraged her followers to do something, whether it is “a party or a simple gathering,” as, in her opinion, “helps establish Divorcees celebrate a fresh start feeling supported by family and friends."  While the opinions of other specialists contradict this view, considering that celebrating the end of the relationship with a party contradicts the feelings of anger, hurt and sadness usually associated with divorce, which would affect women more than men.” Specialists in this indicated that this type of behavior may provide a temporary feeling Revenge, but it does not help in processing negative feelings.  On the other hand, analysts and specialists evaluate the phenomenon as just a passing fashion, which has helped in its widespread spread, on social media.  Divorce parties wide spread in the Arab world Divorce parties have exacerbated the fears of many parties in Arab societies, whose countries are witnessing an alarming rise in divorce rates, about 500 cases per day.  According to the latest statistics for the year 2021, Saudi Arabia recorded 7 divorce cases every hour, an average of 162 cases per day. Tunisia recorded 940 divorce cases per month, an average of 4 cases every 3 hours. Divorce cases in Algeria amounted to 64,000 cases annually, an average of one case every 12 minutes. In Jordan, the number of divorce cases reached 14,000 annually.  Saudi Arabia was among the most popular Arab countries where divorce celebrations have spread, in wedding-like ceremonies, including many social media platforms.  Commenting on this phenomenon, Hassan Safar, a member of the International Fiqh Council and a professor of Sharia politics and governance at King Abdulaziz University, said: "Divorce parties are an "unfriendly social practice", and it is not worthy of the position of someone who belongs to Islam in belief, law and order." As he says.  Saudi psychological counselors confirmed that the divorce ceremonies that have spread in the Kingdom are just a false expression of the desire to take revenge on the one who was insulted in her marriage.  Egypt, Iraq, the Emirates, Mauritania and many other Arab societies have also witnessed the spread of the same phenomenon, amid great divergence of opinions.

Relax myself or keep up with fashion? What is behind the spread of divorce parties in the Arab world


In a remarkable phenomenon, parties to celebrate divorce spread in many countries of the Arab world. This phenomenon has sparked widespread controversy, between those who consider it a way to reduce the psychological burden of the experience, and those who see it as a disregard for the family system and as a foundation for a culture of divorce in Arab societies.

Although it is often considered a sad experience for many couples, divorce has recently become, in a surprising phenomenon, a reason for many celebrations, in ceremonies and an atmosphere similar to weddings.

At a time when many Arab countries have sounded alarm bells about a frightening rise in divorce rates, many of them today fear the exacerbation of this phenomenon and its spread in societies, especially after the spread of divorce parties.

In this context, opinions and analyzes differ on the real reasons behind this remarkable spread, which calls for more attention.

What is behind the spread of divorce parties?

Although divorce parties were just a strange and new phenomenon in Arab societies, in recent years, they have become a very widespread phenomenon.

And according to what many sources indicated, the idea of ​​the divorce ceremony, goes back mainly to the Japanese Hiroki Terai, who was the organizer of these parties, and soon after that this idea spread to several countries and Western countries, and finally landed in the Arab world.

In contrast to Western societies, Arab societies, based on their culture and beliefs, attach great importance to the family and family system, and therefore an event such as divorce is considered a harsh experience and a sad station, except for cases where divorce is the most appropriate solution to the complex problems experienced by the spouses.

Therefore, the divorce ceremonies that have spread recently did not receive enough welcome in the Arab countries, many of which consider this phenomenon to be a disregard for the family system, and the establishment of a culture of divorce, which threatens the cohesion and stability of society in its most important components.

On the contrary, specialists and analysts believe, that this type of party hides behind a kind of attempt to ease the psychological burden of a harsh experience.

In this context, relationship writer Tara Eisenhardt spoke in a previous article that “divorce is an opportunity to learn, heal and grow” and in the meantime encouraged her followers to do something, whether it is “a party or a simple gathering,” as, in her opinion, “helps establish Divorcees celebrate a fresh start feeling supported by family and friends."

While the opinions of other specialists contradict this view, considering that celebrating the end of the relationship with a party contradicts the feelings of anger, hurt and sadness usually associated with divorce, which would affect women more than men.” Specialists in this indicated that this type of behavior may provide a temporary feeling Revenge, but it does not help in processing negative feelings.

On the other hand, analysts and specialists evaluate the phenomenon as just a passing fashion, which has helped in its widespread spread, on social media.

Divorce parties wide spread in the Arab world
Divorce parties have exacerbated the fears of many parties in Arab societies, whose countries are witnessing an alarming rise in divorce rates, about 500 cases per day.

According to the latest statistics for the year 2021, Saudi Arabia recorded 7 divorce cases every hour, an average of 162 cases per day. Tunisia recorded 940 divorce cases per month, an average of 4 cases every 3 hours. Divorce cases in Algeria amounted to 64,000 cases annually, an average of one case every 12 minutes. In Jordan, the number of divorce cases reached 14,000 annually.

Saudi Arabia was among the most popular Arab countries where divorce celebrations have spread, in wedding-like ceremonies, including many social media platforms.

Commenting on this phenomenon, Hassan Safar, a member of the International Fiqh Council and a professor of Sharia politics and governance at King Abdulaziz University, said: "Divorce parties are an "unfriendly social practice", and it is not worthy of the position of someone who belongs to Islam in belief, law and order." As he says.

Saudi psychological counselors confirmed that the divorce ceremonies that have spread in the Kingdom are just a false expression of the desire to take revenge on the one who was insulted in her marriage.

Egypt, Iraq, the Emirates, Mauritania and many other Arab societies have also witnessed the spread of the same phenomenon, amid great divergence of opinions.
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