Pakistan calls for safety of Kashmiris, Muslims in India on Pakistan Observer

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Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Munir Akram, during a thematic debate in the UNGA on the doctrine of responsibility to protect said “One specific circumstance where those provisions would apply is in situations of foreign occupation or alien domination. He said that such situations were often rife with pressing human rights emergencies and could easily spiral to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. “Yet, we have not heard from the concept’s sponsors about the need for ‘collective action’ to protect the people of occupied Palestine or of Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir.”

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Genocide in Palestine: Gaza as a case study by Mohammed Nijim

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This article contends that Israeli policies that were enacted after the introduction of the siege in Gaza amount to slow-motion genocide. The United Nations has repeatedly warned of the serious implications of the Israeli siege and asserted that Gaza could soon be uninhabitable [Miriam Berger, ‘The U.N. Once Predicted Gaza Would Be “Uninhabitable” by 2020. Two Million People Still Live There’, Washington Post, January 2, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/01/01/un-predicted-gaza-would-be-uninhabitable-by-heres-what-that-actually-means/]. The present study adopts a sociological perspective and argues that genocide should be understood as a social practice rather than physical annihilation or merely mass killing of a group of people. It also situates the siege within a larger settler-colonial framework and emphasises the processual nature of the Nakba. Drawing on data collected through semi-structured interviews with Palestinian students as well as human rights reports, and historical and sociological materials, this article elaborates on how Israel commits a slow-motion genocide against defenceless populations in the Gaza Strip.

Continue reading at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642987.2022.2065261?journalCode=fjhr20

UN Charter Needs Amendment For A Participative Representation by Dr. Habib Siddiqui

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The currently flawed state even allows a non-veto-wielding client state to get away unscathed with its horrible records of war crimes as long as it has a patron or sponsor who can use its veto power to protect it. Not surprisingly, in May 2021, the USA blocked any resolution to be passed in the UNSC against the apartheid state of Israel for its war crimes in the Gaza. (Despite its genocidal crimes against the native Palestinians, the Biden Administration continues to grant nearly four billion dollars annually to the apartheid state.)

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Palestinian Delegation Refused Visas for COP26 Glasgow Summit by Al Mayadeen

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Attempting to greenwash its bloody ongoing genocide of Palestinian people and land, “Israel’s” participation in the COP26 and its silencing of Palestinian voices offer the best example of how the apartheid “state” sweeps its crimes against humanity under the carpet. 

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Iran slams UN for failing to include Israel, Saudi Arabia in child killers blacklist on Press TV

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Iran has criticized the United Nations for failing to include Israel and Saudi Arabia in its blacklist of parties violating minors’ rights during conflicts, calling on the world body to adopt a non-discriminatory approach in naming and shaming child-killer regimes. Iran’s UN Ambassador Majid Takht-Ravanchi made the remarks in an address to the Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict on Monday, after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres presented his annual report.

“These barbaric acts are clear manifestations of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, materially breach fundamental norms and principles of international law, and entail international responsibility of the Israeli regime, whose officials must therefore be brought to justice for committing such heinous crimes,” Takht-Ravanchi said.

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The UN dismisses Palestinian activism to protect Israel by Ramona Wadi

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One point raised by the Palestinian and civil society organisations was to relaunch the UN Special Committee Against Apartheid, which was established in 1962 through UN Resolution 1761 in response to South Africa’s apartheid regime. Like other terms, however, including genocide, the UN does not apply the same measures to entities such as Israel, which it has taken upon itself to protect at all costs.

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1982 Beirut massacre still haunts survivors by Seda Sevencan

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Shortly after Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, right-wing Lebanese groups allied with the invaders stormed the camp, killing its inhabitants, raping mothers in front of their families and mutilating pregnant women.
When the incident – which went on for over three days, from Sept. 15 to 18 – was over, some 3,000 Palestinians and Lebanese, mostly Shia, had been murdered.
The night before the massacre, Israel’s then-Defense Minister Ariel Sharon had ordered that the camp be surrounded in advance, effectively paving the way for one of the bloodiest massacres in modern history.After the massacre, on Dec. 16, 1982, the United Nations condemned what happened and declared it an act of genocide. However, there are still no judgments and penalties regarding the massacre.

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Why I oppose Canada’s bid for the UN Security Council seat by Hanna Kawas, Chairperson, Canada Palestine Association

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Article 1 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “The High Contracting Parties undertake to respect and to ensure respect for the present Convention in all circumstances.” In addition to Canada not abiding by this article, it is directly empowering Israel’s violations of international and humanitarian law.
Please don’t reward Canada for supporting and enabling Israel’s ethnic cleansingwar crimesapartheid and genocide. I call on you in the name of my father, who died without being able to return to live in his beloved homeland, to not support Canada’s bid for a UNSC seat.

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Joint Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied Since 1967, Mr Michael Lynk, on Accountability by Al-Haq, Al Mezan, Addameer, The Cairo Institute, Habitat International Coalition

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“Request, through the General Assembly, an Advisory Opinion from the ICJ on the treatment of the Palestinian people and the OPT, including, inter alia, the ongoing annexation of East Jerusalem, and the imminent annexation of vast swaths of the West Bank, the ongoing and prolonged closure of the Gaza Strip, the construction and maintenance of an institutionalised regime of racial domination and oppression, amounting to the crime of genocide, over the Palestinian people as a whole, the systematic denial of the right of return of Palestinian refugees and exiles abroad, and the responsibilities of Third States of non-recognition, non-assistance, and the obligation to cooperate the bring the unlawful situation to and end;”

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Press release on UN-released list of companies having ties with Israeli settlements by Hamas Islamic Resistance Movement

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Hamas movement welcomes the report released by the UN human rights office that lists companies that have relations with Israeli settlements located in the West Bank. The movement thinks that such a move is a step in the right track to isolate the Israeli occupation and hold it accountable for its crimes committed against the Palestinian people, the foremost of them is genocide and displacing the Palestinian people from their land to establish Israeli settlements.

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