International day echoes global urgency: Break the silence on Palestine

International day echoes global urgency Break the silence on Palestine
Pro-Palestine march, San Francisco CA.(Photo: Twitter/X)
AMMAN – In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) designated November 29 as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. However, this year, the significance of this international day reverberates on a global scale, given Israel’s war on Gaza. Over the course of 55 days, the world has borne witness to tens of thousands of casualties, with the most affected being children, women, and the elderly, all set against the backdrop of the persistent occupation. Here is the significance of this year's International Day, featuring insights from Jordanian experts.اضافة اعلان

Long before October 7, His Majesty King Abdullah issued longstanding warnings on the international stage, emphasizing the dire consequences of injustice towards the Palestinians. He highlighted the imminent risk of catastrophe in the absence of justice, sovereignty, and the right to self-determination, as reported by Al-Mamlaka TV.

A shift in global opinion
His Majesty dedicated relentless efforts to halt Israel’s war on Gaza and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid, propelling the Palestinian cause back into international focus. This move prompted a shift in global opinion and spurred calls for an end to the aggression.

Break the silence
Abdullah Kanaan, the Secretary-General of the Royal Committee for Jerusalem Affairs, asserted that this International Day symbolizes global recognition of the historical injustice inflicted upon Palestinians. It serves as a human awakening, urging the international community to compel Israel's compliance with international resolutions. This includes recognizing the right of the Palestinian people to an independent state within the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Kanaan stressed the urgency of global solidarity as Israel wages a war on gaza. He called on the world to break its silence, intervene swiftly to stop the war, and prevent further loss of life and comprehensive destruction, highlighting environmental risks and the spread of diseases.

A history between Jordan and Palestine
Meanwhile, Dr. Khaled Al-Shnikat, President of the Jordanian Society for Political Sciences, emphasized the deep history and shared struggle between the Jordanian and Palestinian people. Their common geography, political values, and shared beliefs reinforce a unique relationship. During Israel’s war on Gaza, Jordan robustly supported the resilience of the Palestinian people, diplomatically mobilizing global support to halt aggression.

He demonstrated Jordan’s commitment to stand with the Palestinians, providing immediate aid such as field hospitals and medical assistance.

Break the silence
Meanwhile, Rafiq Khirfan, Director-General of the Palestinian Affairs Department, highlighted the critical situation in Gaza, calling for swift international intervention to end the war and prevent further losses. He commended Jordan's diplomatic efforts, led by The King, in rallying support to stop the war and provide humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Disappointment with the international community’s passive approach
Former Deputy Hael Al-Daaja expressed disappointment with the international community's passive approach to the Palestinian cause. He urged practical international efforts, emphasizing that mere speeches and statements do not suffice. Daaja underscored the failure of the international community to ensure justice for Palestinians and protect their rights, echoing King Abdullah II's questions about the credibility of international justice and solidarity.

This year coincides with a seismic shift in global perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The invasive Israeli regime has committed heinous crimes against the Palestinian people, thrusting the Palestinian cause back into the international spotlight. Demonstrations, notably in the Americas and Europe, demand an end to hostilities, recognition of Palestinian statehood, and the pursuit of a political resolution.

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