- May 5, 2010
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Islamic-Christian commission blames UN for Israel’s violations in J’lem
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, — The Islamic-Christian commission for the support of Jerusalem held the UN and its institutions responsible for the deteriorating situation in occupied Jerusalem resulting from their failure to enforce their resolutions which regarded Jerusalem as an occupied land and called for its protection.
Secretary-general of the commission Hasan Khater said in a press release on Tuesday that the UN recognizes that Jerusalem is a land occupied by force and confirms that the violations being committed by Israel are illegal and its claims to have rights in the holy city are baseless.
Khater held the UN secretariat-general and its institutions, especially the security council, the general assembly, the trusteeship council and the international court of justice responsible for not implementing their resolutions and positions towards the issue of Jerusalem.
“The UN is an international authoritative body and has huge capabilities and potentials that make it responsible for what has happened and is still happening to the holy city and the Palestinian people in general,” the commission head underlined.
He highlighted that the UN resolutions were the only thing which made the Palestinians and Arabs committed for decades to the options decided by the international community and rely on these decisions as a basis to achieve the minimum of their legitimate rights, but the vulnerability of those decisions and the absence of implementation mechanisms numbed the feelings of Arabs and Palestinians and covered up Israel’s violations and greed.
In a related incident, Palestinian residents from Silwan neighborhood and the surrounding areas reported that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) carried out Monday night excavations and construction works in the area of Umayyad palaces south of the Aqsa Mosque.
They said that the construction works started as darkness fell last night under police protection.