Int’l Solidarity Day with Palestinian today

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is being observed today across the globe which is a UN-organized observance.

On this occasion, events are held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, as well as at the United Nations offices at Geneva and Vienna. It is generally held on Nov 29 each year to mark the anniversary of resolution 181. In 2003, it was observed on Dec 1.

The annual observance was established in UN General Assembly Resolution 32/40 B of 2 December 1977, to start in 1978. In Resolution 34/65 D of 12 December 1979, the issue of commemorative postage stamps was requested.

The state of Israel continues to humiliate the Palestinian people, deny them basic human and civil rights while at the same time receiving legitimacy from most of world powers who hold the last say over international resolutions that at times condemn Israel and its abuses.

In Nov 29, 1947, the United Nation’s General Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine paving the way for the establishment and international recognition of the state of Israel.