The state of paralysis of this body because the United States prevents it from taking on its responsibilities encourages Israel’s occupation forces to continue its crimes against the defenseless Palestinian people, according to the foreign minister’s remarks, read by Syrian delegate Bassam Sabbagh at a session of the Council.
The foreign minister said that Israel’s brutal offensive against the Gaza Strip and its repressive actions in Jerusalem and other West Bank cities are a chapter in Israel’s constant genocide not only in Palestine but in the Arab region.
The aim of this Zionist escalation, which has killed hundreds of innocent people, mostly women and children, is to displace Palestinians and consolidate the annexation and Judaization plans, the Syrian foreign minister said.
He reiterated his condemnation of these actions, which he described as war crimes and crimes against humanity, and called on the international community to act urgently to end them and halt the occupation of Arab territories.
In his remarks, al-Mikdad reaffirmed Syria’s position in support of the Palestinians’ right to establish an independent State with Jerusalem as its capital, and to become a full-fledged member of the United Nations.