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Ambassador Sabbagh: Syria calls on the Security Council to abandon its silence and assume its responsibilities to end the Israeli occupation of Arab lands


New York, SANA- Syria affirmed that the UN Security Council must assume its responsibilities and work to stop the Israeli aggressions

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Syria affirmed that the UN Security Council must assume its responsibilities, work to stop the repeated Israeli attacks on its territory, stop the occupation's crimes against the Palestinian people, hold them accountable for their violations and aggressive practices, and the need to end the Israeli occupation of Arab lands, and implement the relevant United Nations resolutions.

Syria's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Bassam Sabbagh, said in a statement today during a Security Council session on the situation in the Middle East: that at a time when the world was looking forward to a new year;

In which the severity of crises recedes and peace, prosperity and stability prevail, the Israeli occupation authorities have decided to add new attacks to their record of acts of aggression and violations of international law, and breaches of the United Nations Charter, which proves only one thing that (Israel) continues to escalate its aggression, and that it is the cause of undermining the state of security. and peace in the Middle East.

Sabbagh explained that on the second of this month, the Israeli occupation launched a new aggression on the Syrian territories by targeting Damascus International Airport with barrages of missiles, which resulted in martyrs, injuries and material losses, and the airport was out of service for some time, while the minister in the occupation government, Itamar Ben Gvir, The next day, he acted provocatively and escalated by storming the courtyard of the Holy Sanctuary, and desecrating Islamic sanctities without respecting the feelings of Palestinians and Muslims around the world, not caring about the repercussions that this might have on various levels.

Sabbagh pointed out that Syria sent, on the second of this month, a letter to the Security Council about the Israeli occupation's continued attacks on its territory, including vital civilian facilities, the latest of which was the aggression against Damascus International Airport and the previous attacks on Damascus and Aleppo international airports and the commercial civil port of Latakia, which caused damage Notification of these structures and the disruption of the United Nations air transport services designated for humanitarian work, and damage to the necessary humanitarian aid for the Syrians, indicating that Syria called in the letter to the Security Council to take the necessary measures to stop the repeated Israeli attacks on its territory, and to hold the occupation authorities accountable for all its violations and aggressive practices.

Sabbagh pointed out that (Israel) the occupying power in the Syrian Golan has continued for more than five decades its aggressive policies against our people there, as it practices the most heinous violations of international law and international humanitarian law such as arrest, killing and displacement, and it has also delved into its systematic expansionist settlement policies in the occupied Golan with the aim of perpetuating Occupation, increasing the number of settlers, imposing demographic change, as well as stealing its natural resources, seizing lands, and establishing settlement plans on them that cause catastrophic effects on the lives of the people of the Golan.

The permanent representative of Syria to the United Nations affirmed that these Israeli crimes would not have continued without the impunity and impunity provided by successive US administrations and their allies to Israel, which pushes the region to unprecedented levels of tension and instability, stressing that the supporting countries Israel bears responsibility for the continuation of its occupation of the Golan Heights and its continued aggressions on Syrian lands, and the consequences of that on regional and international peace and security.

Sabbagh expressed denunciation of the European Union delegation's insistence on including issues in its statement related to Syria and unrelated to the subject of the session, in order to confuse this discussion and divert it from its main goal, pointing out that the statement ignores Israel's violations in the occupied Syrian Golan and its continuous attacks on Syrian territory. , and represents the height of political hypocrisy, and proves the policy of double standards that they have been practicing.

Sabbagh pointed out that the occupation authorities took collective punitive measures against the Palestinian people after the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that includes a justified request to request an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice regarding the legal implications arising from Israel's continued violation of the Palestinian people's right to self-determination, and the impact of policies and practices. On the legal status of the occupation, expressing Syria's condemnation of the occupation's imposition of these illegal punitive measures, and affirming its support for the Palestinian people in their legitimate struggle to liberate their land, restore their rights, and protect their sanctities.

Sabbagh reiterated Syria's condemnation in the strongest terms of the occupation's incursions and its provocative practices, which are part of its systematic aggressive policy, as it bears, along with the countries supporting it, the full responsibility for this escalation and its repercussions, calling on the United Nations to condemn these violations and work to stop them and ensure that they are not repeated, and to implement the resolutions of international legitimacy related to the issue. The Palestinian people, which enables the Palestinian people to enjoy their legitimate and inalienable national rights, and called on the Security Council to abandon its silence and assume its responsibilities to end the Israeli occupation of Arab lands and implement relevant United Nations resolutions, foremost of which are Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 and Resolution No. 497, which is considered the decision of (Israel) The annexation of the Golan is null and void, and has no legal effect.

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