Palestine: 96th Anniversary of Balfour Declaration
Culture Ministry Calls on Britain to Apologize to Palestinian People, 96th Anniversary of Balfour Declaration
On the ninety-sixth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration the Ministry of Culture called on Britain on Wednesday to apologize to the Palestinians for the major crime it committed and to compensate them for all the years of British and Israeli occupation.
The ministry also said in a statement, "Britain should support the right of Palestinians of independence, self-determination and the establishment of the Palestinian state."
The ministry appealed to the United Nations to implement all the resolutions on Palestine and the resolution (194) in particular, to work on establishing the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, and to allow the Palestinians to conduct their own affairs.
It also called the Arab and Islamic parliaments to take their role towards the question of Palestine and its people, and expose the Israel's activities and consider Balfour Declaration as a major crime and scandal that affected directly on the Palestinian rights.
The ministry stressed on the need to afford time in schools, universities and all the educational institutions, to explain this crime and emphasize on the Palestinians right of all their land.
It called the Arab and Palestinian media to address the Palestinian historical and legal right of Palestine.