Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has called on the UN Human Rights Council to take decisive action towards ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
He was addressing a special session of the Human Rights Council on Palestine issue held virtually on Thursday.
Condemning strongly the illegal and belligerent actions by Israel, the Foreign Minister said that Israel must end its continued illegal occupation, unlawful settlement activities and annexation.
He regretted that impunity and subdued response of international community only emboldened the occupying forces.
Bangladesh urges UN to take decisive action against Israel’s violation of Palestinian rights
“The recent ceasefire must not be an excuse for us to cast off the weight of responsibility from our shoulders,” Momen said.
Highlighting the importance of accountability and justice, he recommended ICC’s role as well as the council’s action including through a Commission of Inquiry.
The Foreign Minister also urged international community to render humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians.
He emphasized on a UN system-wide coordinated approach and meaningful action by the UN Security Council for a permanent solution of the crisis.
Momen participated in the Special Session of the HRC on the Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory convened this afternoon.
Foreign Ministers of Palestine, Turkey, Namibia, Pakistan, Libya, Tunisia, Kuwait, Syria, Qatar, Egypt and Malaysia were among other ministers who attended the event.
Source: United News of Bangladesh