The PNC Calls on Parliamentary Unions To Put an End to Racism of Israeli Knesset

The Palestine National Council called on international and regional parliamentary unions to put an end to racism of the Israeli Knesset and reject the so-called “ The Jewish Nation-State Bill “ which embodies top extremism of the Israeli occupation parliament, officially legalizes apartheid as a system against all non-Jews.

The Council said that the law which was approved by the Israeli Knesset, combines in its articles all characteristics of crime against the Palestinian people, stating that “ the right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique and exclusive to the Jewish people “ in an attempt to falsify history and facts. The new law explicitly defines the Jewish people as the only group, with the only right to self-determination, while negating the rights of the indigenous Palestinian people, who they lived for more than six thousand years.

The Council called on free parliaments of the world, the Parliamentary unions and forums to take punitive measures against the Israeli Knesset for its continuous breaches and violations of international law, international humanitarian law, international legitimacy resolutions and international human rights instruments.

The Council called on these federations and parliaments to participate in defense of peace, human rights and democratic values that govern relations between nations, since this law, in its essence, is racist and discriminatory, violates basic human rights of self-determination, use of native language , preservation of national identity, cultural heritage and the right to protection without discrimination.

The Council stressed that the state which considers the development of Jewish settlement a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation, as stipulated in the law, must be boycotted and sanctioned to comply with international law as a rogue state that encourages violence and destroys the internationally recognized two-state solution.

The Council affirmed the right of the Palestinian people to return to their land is a sacred and firm right, guaranteed by international law, at the head, UN resolution 194 which stipulates the right of return of the Palestinian refugees to their lands and properties that they have abandoned.

The Council warned of the consequences of this law upon the rights of our people in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1948, who stood up for their land despite the Israeli occupation’s attempts to expel them, practicing against them various kinds of oppression, injustice and systematic repression, but their attachment to their land was stronger than the terror of the occupation, since they are determined to defeat the mythical tale that the occupation tries to mislead world public opinion through this fascist law.

The Council affirmed that the reference of the Palestinian people’s rights in their land to self-determination, return to their land and the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital are not the laws ratified by the Israeli occupation, but it is a natural, historical and legal reference to international law and hundreds of international resolutions.

The PNC represents the supreme authority of the Palestinian people in all their places of residence. It sets PLO policies and plans to achieve the goals of the Palestinian people for self-determination, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital and the return of refugees to their homes.After Al-Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948, the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine, headed by Haj Amin Al-Husseini, decided to call for the convening of a Palestine National Council which met in Gaza in 1October 1948, which was the first Palestinian legislative authority to be established in the Arab state of Palestine. The Council then formed an all-Palestine government headed by Hilmi Abdel Baqi, who represented Palestine in the league of Arab States.The first national conference was held inJerusalem on 28May -2June 1964. This first National Council had 422 members, declared the establishment of the PlO, which represents the leadership of the Palestinian Arab people. The most important of which is the Palestinian National Charter, the Statutes of the Organization and others, and Mr. Ahmad Al-Shukairy was elected Chairman of the PlO.

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