Indonesia Condemns Israeli Violence Against Palestinians

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 27 Maret 2019
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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir attends the UN Security Council meeting on Palestine, at the UN Headquarters in New York, the United States, Tuesday (26/3). (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir attends the UN Security Council meeting on Palestine, at the UN Headquarters in New York, the United States, Tuesday (26/3). (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

The Indonesian Government condemned  Israel’s excessive force against Palestinian civilians which have violated the human rights and international law.

“Israel has not implemented UNSC Resolution 2334 (2016) and have violated the UN Security Council Resolution,” said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir at the UN Security Council meeting on Palestine on Tuesday (3/26), at the UN Headquarters, New York, the United States.

Previously, the UN Special Coordinator for Middle East peace Nicolay Mladenov, who representing the UN Secretary General, submitted a report on the implementation of Resolution 2334. In the report, various negative developments took place in the occupied Palestinian territories, such as closing off the foreign supervisory mission at the end of February, cutting the Palestinian tax revenue by USD 139 million, closing the gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, expanding the occupation, expelling Palestinians from their house, as well as committing violence and terror supported by Israeli security officers.

According to Fachir, those acts by the Israeli Government showed a tendency of taking over the Palestinian territories, known as annexation. This has made the ‘two-state solution’, which has been fought for and agreed upon by the international community, including Palestine and Israel, became far from reality, he added.

The Deputy Minister also underlined the economic and humanitarian conditions of the Palestinian people as priority to be resolved immediately, other than political efforts. He stated that poverty and unemployment are some of the sources of conflict.

In response to the issues, he continued, the Indonesian Government in February 2019 has increased aid amounting to USD 1 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) and provided assistance to Gaza’s desalination project.

Meanwhile, regarding the United States Government’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, A.M. Fachir stressed that Indonesia refuses to acknowledge it as the land is part of the Syrian territory.

“Indonesia strongly rejects the US recognition of the Golan Heights as part of Israel. That action cannot be accepted, especially by the UN Security Council Resolution,” said A.M. Fachir, adding that the recognition would disrupt efforts to create peace and stability in the region.

The Deputy Minister on the occasion also submitted a request to the UN Security Council to continue monitoring developments in Palestine, especially in Jerusalem, to avoid escalation of the conflict. (Dit Infomed Kemlu/ES)

Translated by : Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Edited by : Estu Widyamurti, Mia Medyana

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