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Israeli occupation, the source of conflict in Palestine

Israeli occupation, the source of conflict in Palestine

Paris, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian Ambassador to UNESCO Mounir Anastas on Thursday warned that the source of the escalation of violence occurred in recent weeks in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip is the Israeli occupation, which he repudiated.
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In statements to Prensa Latina in Paris, the alternate permanent representative insisted on the importance of not losing sight of the true origin of the crisis, sometimes hidden and sometimes manipulated by international political leaders and mainstream media.

Many people in the world believe that the Palestinian problem ended with the occupation as a normal event, which we owe to the policies by former US President Donald Trump, but the ongoing events recall the planet that the situation remains unresolved, Anastas stressed.

The diplomat referred to a spiral of violence to which more than 200 civilians, including dozens of children, have died, mostly Palestinians, in a conflict that has been condemned in the five continents for Israel’s indiscriminate bombings against Gaza, one of the most densely populated territories in the world.

As long as there is an occupation, we will not have peace and there will be cycles of confrontations like the current one, with the risk of regionalizing the crisis, which we already see with the demonstrations in Lebanon, Jordan, Israel itself and of course, in Gaza and the West Bank, he lamented.

According to Anastas, these events not only reiterate to the world the validity of the problem of the occupied people, but also revive its cause, framed in the right to be recognized as an independent State and to live in peace.

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