Anti-Semitism is fanaticism against all Semites (Arabs, Christian Arabs and Muslims of the Middle East, Canaanites, some Ethiopians, Aramaeans and Jews). Anti-Zionism opposes the political ideology of Zionism, a movement that insists on all its political manifestations to prioritize the rights of Jews in a homeland to the detriment of Palestinians who have been living there since ancient times.
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“The ongoing Israeli escalation against the captive Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip is a continuation of the war crimes Israel has been committing against the Palestinian people for the past half a century. Israel has turned Gaza into the largest open-air prison in the world, choking life and hope out of the besieged and occupied territory while indiscriminately bombarding heavily populated civilian areas.”
In this article we collected the quotes on Palestine on the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly – 26-30 September 2019.
In his address at the 74th United Nations General Assembly on 26 September 2019 President Mahmoud Abbas thanked governments and people of countries that condemned Israel’s continuing settlement activity and threats of annexation of the occupied Palestinian Territories.
During the night of 25 September, Israeli occupation forces stormed the home of Jerusalem Affairs Minister Fadi Al-Hidmi and detained him. This is an illegal abduction that reflects the systematic Israeli persecution of the Palestinian people, especially in Jerusalem. Occupation authorities have also summoned Adnan Ghaith, the Governor of Jerusalem. These continued harassment and intimidation actions directed at legitimate Palestinian representatives and leaders, including the Minister and the Governor, are reprehensible and unacceptable. They must stop.
Responding to the news that armed Israeli guards shot dead a Palestinian woman after she allegedly pulled out a knife at the Qalandiya military checkpoint between Ramallah and East Jerusalem on 18 September 2019, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Saleh Higazi said:
Video footage of the incident shows the woman standing some distance away from the Israeli guards when they shot her dead. She did not appear to be carrying a firearm and did not pose any immediate threat to the guards or to the lives of people in the vicinity when they opened fire. This strongly suggests that her killing may have been unlawful.
Under international law, lethal force must only be used when strictly unavoidable and in order to defend people from imminent risk of death or serious injury.