Palestine of this period

 The United Nations recently passed a resolution voting in favour of Palestinian self-determination and ending Israel's occupation of Palestine since 1967. 


On November 26, the third committee of the General Assembly approved the proposal. This committee works on human rights and humanitarian issues. 163 countries voted in favour of the proposal. 

Against five countries - the United States, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Nauru. Ten countries abstained from voting - Australia, Cameroon, Guatemala, Honduras, Kiribati, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Togo and Tonga. 

The resolution emphasizes the Palestinians' right to self-determination and the right to form an independent Palestinian state. 

Emphasis has been placed on taking effective steps to establish lasting peace between Israelis or Jews and Palestinians through the immediate end of Israeli occupation and the establishment of a "two-state state."

The resolution is part of a package of 20 resolutions passed on behalf of Palestine, which is passed annually by the UN General Assembly. 

Two days later, the Third Committee of the General Assembly unanimously passed another resolution recognizing the right of all people to self-determination.

 With the courtesy of 61 countries, Pakistan moved the resolution in the 193-member council, which passed it unanimously, without a vote. Pakistan has been sponsoring the proposal since 1981.

 It draws the world's attention to the people of the world, including Kashmir and Palestine, who are still fighting for self-determination. These proposals and this voting picture indicate, what does the world want? 

One resolution after another is being passed with such huge global support, but why these are not being implemented - that is the question of every peace-loving person in the world. There are many underlying reasons for this.

We have seen similar polls in every resolution on Palestine in the past, knowing what the world wants on the Palestinian issue and how the people of the world support it. 

The biggest obstacle to the implementation of these resolutions passed with huge support is the United States. The United States has repeatedly taken a stand against this expectation of the world. 

If the United States had moved away from this position and respected world opinion, the Israeli occupation of Palestine would have ended long ago. 

Two independent sovereign states, Israel and Palestine, could be seen in peaceful coexistence. 

The United States has kept the Palestinian issue alive by repeatedly manipulating and repeatedly supporting Israel in its veto power. Israel has the latest US President Donald Trump as a 'unique soulmate'. 

Just as the Trump administration has blown up the solution to the much-discussed two-state Palestinian problem, it has actively supported Israel by declaring Jerusalem the sole capital of Israel, moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and resettling Jews in Palestinian territory. 

At the same time, he presented the "Deal of the Century" aimed at swallowing more Palestinian territory in Israel. 

With the announcement of this agreement, he also announced that this is the last chance for Palestine, so it is being said that Trump is a true friend of Israel.

This is because Israel is in a hurry to establish illegal Jewish settlements in recent times. 

Mickey Zohar, a close ally of Prime Minister Netanyahu and a member of the Likud party, told Christian Science Monitor that "these days" are an irreplaceable opportunity to establish Palestinian territory as Israeli territory. "I'm sure our friend President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu will take advantage of this," he said. 

Trump's defeat has already created a kind of fear among Israelis. The issue has also been discussed in the Israeli Knesset. 

Their idea is that the new US president Joe Biden could pose a challenge to Israel's continued Jewish settlement expansion policy. It is undeniable that during his tenure, Trump actively supported Israel in expanding old and new Jewish settlements.

 There is talk that Trump administration officials have encouraged Israel to do so on an urgent basis. That's probably why Israel has made this expansion more dynamic in the last days of the Trump administration.

Meanwhile, the news is coming that Belgium is expressing anger against Israel. Several houses and other infrastructure were built in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the West Bank with Belgian funding. Israel has destroyed them. 

On November 8, the Belgian government condemned the destruction. The Belgian government seeks compensation for this unwanted destruction. 

Israel quickly said no. Weak diplomatic whispers may follow, but Israel will not stop demolishing these West Bank homes or infrastructure. Neither Belgium nor any other EU country will receive compensation.

We have noticed that the EU countries, including other countries, have a strange foreign policy on the Palestinian question, which is a kind of ambiguity. 

Europe is still the champion of ‘two-state’ based solutions. The EU has funded Palestinian infrastructure for nearly four decades as part of a plan to build a Palestinian state. 

As everyone knows, Israel is a master at violating international law. The country does not mean a two-state solution and does not respond to any external pressure to end the military occupation of Palestine. 

Israel continues to actively destroy EU-funded projects to reach its planned location. Because Israel's goal is to send this message to the Europeans - Israel strongly refuses to support them in achieving a Palestinian state. 

According to Euro-Made Monitor, Israel destroyed 204 Palestinian infrastructures in occupied Jerusalem in 2019 alone. Israel has destroyed many homes and infrastructure in the sea region of West Bank.

Also, 127 infrastructures have been destroyed, for which most EU countries have provided funding. Despite Israel running this crash course with European countries for years, Europe is still Israel's number one trade partner.

 Worse, Europe is one of Israel's largest arms suppliers and Europe is a major market for Israel's weapons. Israel's "Provence of Combat" has been successfully used against the Palestinians.

This is not the end of the paradox in Europe. In November 2019, the ‘European Court of Justice; The rule states that EU countries must identify the labels of illegal products produced in illegal Jewish settlements.

 The move shows, for the first time, that Israel wants to be held accountable for occupying Palestinian territory. 

Even more bizarre is the fact that European activists campaigning for a boycott of Israeli products are being tried in European courts on false charges. 

Such a boycott is considered anti-Semitism. France, Germany and other countries have repeatedly used their judiciary to criminalize legitimate boycotts against Israeli occupation.

Europe's contradictory and dialectical policy became more apparent last September. Germany, France, Belgium and other EU countries then spoke out strongly at the UN against Israel's policy of destroying the infrastructure.

 The European Union (EU) said in a statement that "from March to August 2020, the destruction was at its highest level in a year." This is due to the lack of European action on the Palestinian front. 

Belgium has protested against the demolition of a structure built in the village of Al-Rakhiz, near Hebron (Al-Khalil), only with their funding. 

This much-needed infrastructure was built with Belgian funding; As part of humanitarian assistance in the West Bank. 

The West Bank Protection Consortium has implemented it. Belgium's foreign ministry has demanded compensation or reconstruction.

Europe supports Palestine by international law. 

According to these laws, it is the responsibility of the member states of the United Nations to liberate an occupied territory and return it to its people and to allow them to build an independent state of their choice there.

 On the contrary, Israel continues to violate international law, customs, and numerous UN resolutions on the Palestinian question. 

It is the responsibility of the UN as well as the superpowers to look into why those UN resolutions are not being implemented.

 The United Nations must take responsibility for this failure. It was the responsibility of the international community to take effective action to implement the Palestinian-related resolutions passed by the United Nations. 

‘Hide and seek’ has been going on for a long time - decades after decades. Now is the time to end it.

The process of expanding illegal Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories must be stopped on an urgent basis based on a resolution passed by the United Nations. 

We have to go down with the process of resolving the two-state Palestinian problem. Israel's occupation of Palestine must end. The plan to annex the Palestinian territories to Israel must be stopped.

 Israel must be brought under international accountability. The role of the EU and the United States in this case must be positive. 

The international community must remember that the right to self-determination is recognized in the UN Charter.

It is worthwhile to pass dozens of resolutions without implementing the UN Charter. 

Passing a resolution at the UN is not a problem; The problem is the implementation of the proposal.

A "two-state" solution to the pre-1966 border issue is key to peace with Israel. If Israel does not follow that path, every state should withdraw its support for Israel.

But where is the chance for such optimism? In recent months, Israel has signed diplomatic agreements with two Middle Eastern countries, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

The United States has brokered the signing of this formal agreement. Earlier, the United States announced a so-called Middle East peace plan, which was immediately criticized by Muslim countries.

This is not surprising. This is because Muslim countries are generally in favour of a "two-state" solution, with the entire territory of the Palestinian state to be formed, part of which is occupied by Israel through the 1967 war and subsequent moves to include Israel.

At the same time, since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, Muslim countries have maintained strict relations with it. 

However, this is not to say that Israel does not have diplomatic relations with Muslim countries. 

Several countries, especially Egypt and Jordan, have established diplomatic relations with Israel since 1979 and 1994, respectively, and the United Arab Emirates has been trading with Israel since 2015, before the signing of a diplomatic agreement in 2020.

 According to various reports, some Gulf Arab countries have been secretly maintaining ties with Israel in recent years.

In this context, it is not surprising that the UAE and Jordan have established diplomatic relations with Israel through formal agreements.

The countries that signed the Arab Peace Initiative, signed in 2002, have a religious and moral position. But in the meantime, a pertinent question has arisen: will the establishment of Arab diplomatic relations with Muslim countries have any positive effect on the formation of a sovereign Palestinian state? 

Muslim countries can make such an impact if they want. The 2020 agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel clearly states that these parties must reach an agreement on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Meanwhile, Israel has already cancelled its program to include the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank. 

The move comes as part of a rapprochement with the United Arab Emirates. However, the establishment of diplomatic relations will put more diplomatic pressure on Israel than ever before to advance the peace process by the UAE-Bahrain agreement. However, it is not certain how effective it will be.

This is because the establishment of diplomatic relations with Egypt and Jordan has not improved the situation in Israel. 

Rather deterioration has occurred. Therefore, it is not the right time or opportunity to comment on the impact of the recent actions on Palestine. 

However, Israel's agreement with the UAE and Bahrain, whatever it may be for Palestine, is a "landmark achievement" for Israel. Biden's victory, on the other hand, is now waiting to see how much good omen it will bring to the Palestinians.

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