The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is being observed today, Wednesday, November 29, 2023.
In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
On the same day in 1947, the General Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine.
Resolution 181 called for the creation of an Arab state and a Jewish state but was never implemented on the ground.
Protests and demonstrations are scheduled to take place across the world on Wednesday to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
For instance, a rally will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, a Sit-in in front of UN ESCWA headquarters in Beirut, Protest in Amman near the Israeli embassy, demanding the termination of all agreements signed with Tel Aviv.
In Germany, an event has been planned to take place in central Berlin in solidarity with Palestine. Various events and protests across the U.S.
Events are also planned in Norway, Brazil, Canada and Belgium
In a statement, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said, “Palestinians in Gaza are suffering a humanitarian catastrophe.”
Guterres pointed out that almost 1.7 million people have been forced from their home in Gaza Strip.
He stressed the need for a long-term humanitarian ceasefire, unrestricted access to lifesaving aid, the protection of civilians, and an end to violations of international humanitarian law, saying, “We must be united in demanding an end to the occupation and the blockade of Gaza.”
“It is long past time to move in a determined, irreversible way towards a two-state solution, on the basis of United Nations resolutions and international law, with Israel and Palestine living side-by-side in peace and security with Jerusalem as the capital of both States.
“The United Nations will not waver in its commitment to the Palestinian people. Today and every day, let us stand in solidarity with the aspirations of the Palestinian people to achieve their inalienable rights and build a future of peace, justice, security and dignity for all.”Antonio Guterres
G7 Foreign Ministers In Support Of Further Extension Of Israel-Hamas Truce
In a joint statement, Foreign Ministers of the Group of Seven countries said that they support the further extension of the truce in Gaza and future pauses in order to increase assistance and facilitate the release of all hostages.
The group urged Hamas to release all the hostages “immediately and unconditionally.”
Their statement emphasized “Israel’s right to defend itself and its people” but underscored the importance of “protecting civilians and compliance with international law.”
It also said that the G7 was committed to a Palestinian state as part of a two-state solution.
The G7 Foreign Ministers cautioned against further escalation of the conflict.
They urged Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis to cease threats to international shipping lanes and commercial vessels.
Meanwhile, in a post on X, Israeli forces issued another warning to Palestinians against heading to northern Gaza despite the existence and extension of the truce.
“Do not try moving to northern Gaza, which is considered a war zone. You can only move to the south of Wadi Gaza via the Salah al-Din Road,” it said.
“It is forbidden to approach within a kilometer of the border. Entry into the sea is prohibited,” it added.
It was reported that Israeli forces conducted raids in several areas of Jenin, including the Jenin refugee camp, with at least three people reported injured.
The Israeli army continued to surround a hospital in Jenin, preventing the work of medical teams.
Israeli forces also reportedly stormed the al-Askar refugee camp in Nablus as part of a multipronged operation targeting several areas across the occupied West Bank.