Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi (File image: KUNA)
Kuwait (UNA-OIC) – Kuwait called on the United Nations Security Council to immediately put an end Israeli crimes and violence against Palestinians, especially that the world is facing the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
The remarks came in a written speech, presented by Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, during the Security Council session on the situation in the
Middle East late Tuesday.
Kuwait and other Arab countries have boosted their efforts to stand in the face of Israeli escalation in the past few months, as the world was trying to fight the spread of the COVID19 pandemic, said Al-Otaibi.
Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti diplomat noted that in June, member states the Security Council warned Israel against annexation, considering the move a violation of international law.
Israel continues to expand settlements, violating UN resolution 2334, and it is also preventing the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, he added.
Al-Otaibi affirmed that Israel will take the opportunity in every global crisis to escalate attacks against Palestinians, calling on the 15-member body to exert further efforts to bring Israel to justice. He also called for ending Israel’s arrest operations and demolitions of Palestinian buildings, as well as protecting Palestinians against the crimes of settlers and lifting the 13-year Israeli siege on Gaza.
Al-Otaibi underlined the importance of expanding the work of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). He reaffirmed Kuwait’s commitment to the views of the Arab and Islamic world on the peace process, the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestine State with Jerusalem as its capital.