On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November 2022, the ITF calls on the Israel Government to stop the attacks on civilians and end the expansion and deepening of the occupation of the illegal settlements.
2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the adoption of UN Resolution 181 and on the Partition of Palestine and the establishment of the State of Israel.
But 75 years on, violent attacks continue to kill and injured hundreds of unarmed Palestinians, and the destruction of homes which has displaced thousands of people.
According to the United Nations, 2022 is the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank since the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian affairs started systematically counting fatalities in 2005.
The ITF reiterates it call for the immediate cessation of violence in Israel and Palestine. Israel must also stop the targeting and harassment of journalists and human rights defenders and attempts to silence civil society.
“The Palestinian people remain under Israeli occupation, held hostage by Israel’s willingness or unwillingness to negotiate around their future. Illegal settlements continue to be expanded putting at risk the two-state solution,” said ITF President Paddy Crumlin.
“The full implementation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions aimed at ending the occupation, with negotiations bringing about the existence of two sovereign states: Palestine and Israel must be put back on track.”
“Governments must step up and support funding for UNRWA the UN agency for Palestinian Refugees providing millions of Palestinians vital services. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a serious health risk, and deepens the Palestinian people’s hardship,” said Crumlin.