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Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

UN Secretary-General Message for UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 29 November - Statement Only

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

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MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THE

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

New York, 29 November 2018

This year’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People takes place at a time of turmoil, trouble and torment.

The decades-long Palestinian struggle for self-determination, independence and a life of dignity faces numerous obstacles, including: continued military occupation of Palestinian territory; ongoing violence and incitement; continued settlement construction and expansion; deep uncertainties about the peace process; and deteriorating humanitarian and economic conditions, particularly in Gaza.

The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is providing indispensable services and needs our full support.

I urge Israel, Palestine and all others with influence to restore the promise and viability of the two-state solution premised on two states living side by side in peace, harmony and within secure and recognised borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of both.

Let us reaffirm our commitment to upholding the rights of the Palestinian people and to building a future of peace, justice, security and dignity for Palestinians and Israelis alike.

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