Pakistan aligns itself with the statement made by OIC.
The debate under item 7 reminds us about our collective failures as United Nations. It reflects upon our failure to protect the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms of Palestinian people and those in the occupied Syrian Golan. It shows that colonialism and apartheid still exist and can take many different forms. It tells us about the brutality of occupying forces. It strengthens our belief in the resolve and unwavering spirit of people under occupation for their just cause and struggle for freedom and realization of right to self-determination.
The Right to Self-Determination enshrined in the common article 1 of the two Covenants is the bedrock on the basis of which people enjoy their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.
It is most unfortunate that in some parts of the world, including in Palestine millions of people are denied this fundamental right.
It is regrettable that the occupying power is allowed to continue with its grave violations of international law, including International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law through house demolitions, forced evictions of families and communities, excessive use of force, extrajudicial killings, illegal colonial activity through settlement construction, and the construction of the illegal wall.
The illegal blockade of Gaza by the occupying power is a repugnant form of collective punishment amounting to a war crime. We deplore the involvement of multinational corporations in illegal settlements, resulting in corporate complicity in war crimes. We call on companies to disengage from such activity.
We urge the international community to take urgent action to resolve the longstanding dispute of Palestine by supporting the two state solution on the pre 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital in accordance with the wishes of Palestinian people so that they can exercise their right to self-determination from which flows enjoyment of all other rights.
I thank you.