Today Marks the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

by Nada Khaled

Today marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The 1948 Arab-Israeli War saw the massacre known as the Palestinian Nakba, which fell on November 29.

“International Day of Solidarity comes during one of the darkest chapters in the history of the Palestinian people,” The UN Chief stated in his message on this day. I am appalled by the devastation and death that have engulfed the area, which is rife with suffering, agony, and heartache.”

“Humanitarian catastrophe befalls Gaza’s Palestinian population. Nowhere is safe even though nearly 1.7 million people have been forced from their homes. In the meantime, he continued, “The situation in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, risks blowing up.”

The UNGA passed the resolution on Palestine’s partition on that day in 1947. According to a UN statement, “Member States are encouraged to continue providing the Day of Solidarity with the broadest support and publicity by the resolution on the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.”

The statement pointed out that the day serves as a reminder that approximately 6 million Palestinians are still refugees today, dispersed throughout the region.

In the midst of Israel’s conflict, the League of Arab States observed this day on Tuesday at the Palestinian Embassy in New Delhi.

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