PNC praises the European Parliament's position rejecting the Israeli annexation plan - Called on the IPU to declare its position on the annexation plan and the right of Palestinian people to end the occupation.
Palestine National Council (PNC) praised the European Parliament’s position, rejecting the Israeli annexation plan for the occupied Palestinian territories, and called on the Inter-Parliamentary Union to announce its position on the annexation plan, and the right of Palestinian people to end the Israeli occupation, same to the position of their fellow European and American parliamentarians.
In a statement issued today, PNC appreciated the position of more than a thousand parliamentarians from across the continent of Europe, who signed a letter - addressed to the ministries of foreign affairs of European countries – to affirmed their strong opposition to Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied Palestinian territories, and called for appropriate responses to this peace-killer plan for the region, and challenges the most basic international standards.
PNC praised the warnings that were signed by 1080 parliamentarians from 25 countries, that allowing the annexation to pass without rerponse, would encourage other countries that have territorial claims to "ignore the basic principles of international law", along with its disastrous effects on security and stability of the region.
PNC expressed its thanks and appreciation to these parliamentarians, who considered that the "Deal of the Century" confiscates Palestinian rights, gives the Israeli occupation permanent control over the Palestinian lands, deprives the Palestinian people of their right to sovereignty over their lands and wealth, and gives the occupation the green light to annex large parts of the Palestinian lands.
PNC called on the rest of the world’s parliamentarians in Latin America and Africa to take the same positions and pressure their governments to take practical measures against the occupation and its settlement projects, valuing at the same time the position of all parliamentarians, especially in France, Italy, Denmark, Britain and Greece, and members of the US American Congress and others, who they expressed their rejection of the annexation plan, and the need for their countries’ governments to recognize the State of Palestine.
PNC also requested the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, the Union for the Mediterranean, the Pan-African Parliament, and the Inter-Parliamentary Union in particular, as it includes the largest gathering of the world's 178 parliaments, to condemn and declare an explicit and open position on the Israeli annexation plan for the occupied Palestinian territories, and impose deterrent sanctions on the Israeli occupation parliament (the Knesset), which is a partner in all the crimes of the occupation and policy in violation of international law, and international legitimacy resolutions.
PNC also called on Arab and Islamic parliaments, to dedicate all their potential and their relations with the parliaments of the world to mobilize international parliamentary public opinion, to confront the occupation's plans, racist policies and terrorism against Palestinian people.
The international parliamentary actions would constitute a major pressure tool on the governments of their countries, to take practical measures to deter the occupation and its policies, PNC said, as well as international parliaments' recognition of the right of the Palestinian people to get rid of the occupation, and establish an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions.
PNC stressed the continuation of its contacts with all parliaments, unions and parliamentary assemblies in the world, and urged all these institutions to assume its responsibilities stipulated in its charters and regulations, in supporting justice, truth, international law and protecting human rights, and rejecting the injustice, aggression and occupation to which our people are subjected.