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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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Today is a day of pride for Palestinians all around world. Today is a Day of Hope! A day for a long held dream of the Palestinians for the creation of their state.

Justice it's on is way step by step, Palestine will achieve their right to leave free as nation.









www.rt.com...
www.aljazeera.com...

Before this, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President, gave a speech about their suffering and injustice to the Palestinian people, since the occupation.

Just little transcript, for later development:



I ask you to consider the history of the question of Palestine and the relevant United Nations resolutions to realize the obvious truth: that a historic injustice has been inflicted upon a people and a homeland, a people that had lived peacefully in their land and made genuine intellectual, cultural and humanitarian contributions to mankind. This people do not deserve to be deprived of their homeland, to die in exile or be swallowed by the sea, or to spend their lives fleeing from one refugee camp to another. Yet regrettably, their just cause remains at a standstill after the passage of all these years
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The persistence of this matter prompts us to ask: do the votes by democratic countries against Palestine-related resolutions and the legitimate rights of our people serve peace and those who believe in the two-State solution? Or do they serve and encourage extremists and increase their hatred and racism, making them believe that they are above the law, to the point where they commit the burning of a Palestinian family in the town of Duma in the West Bank, claiming the lives of an infant, Ali Dawabsheh, and his father and mother? What is left of this family is an orphan child, Ahmed, 4-year old, who lies between life and death in the hospital as a result of his bums, while the killers remain free and have not yet been arrested

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Is it not time to end this injustice? Is it not time to stop this suffering? Is it not time for the racist annexation wall to be dismantled? Is it not time for the humiliating and degrading checkpoints and barriers set up by the Israeli occupying forces in our land to be removed, for the Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip to be lifted, and for our people to move in freedom and dignity in their own homeland and outside? Is it not time to end the racist, terrorist, colonial settlement of our land, which is destroying the two-State solution? Is it not the time for the six thousand Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails to see the light of freedom and to live among their families and communities? Is it not the time for the longest occupation in history suffocating our people to come to an end?


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I recommend to read fully the Abbas speech. There is no words to explain the perpetuation of this bloody Injustice.
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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Long live Palestine! !




posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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That is wonderful news for the Palestinians.

So I am assuming the UN voted for them to be recognized as a State today?

Im sorry Im in a rush and scanned your OP.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 02:19 PM
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I will be glad if this brings about freedom for the Palestinian people but history shows that Israel has a disdain for UN. Any attempt by a vote in UN by world powers to reign in Israel has always been vetoed by US.

UN resolutions vetoed by US...

Sept. 10, 1972—Condemned Israel’s attacks against Southern Lebanon and Syria; vote: 13 to 1, with 1 abstention
July 26, 1973—Affirmed the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, statehood and equal protections; vote: 13 to 1, with China absent.
Dec. 8, 1975—Condemned Israel’s air strikes and attacks in Southern Lebanon and its murder of innocent civilians; vote: 13 to 1, with 1 abstention.
Jan. 26, 1976—Called for self-determination of Palestinian people; vote: 9 to 1, with 3 abstentions.
March 25, 1976—Deplored Israel’s altering of the status of Jerusalem, which is recognized as an international city, by most world nations and the United Nation’s; vote: 14 to 1.
June 29, 1976—Affirmed the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people; vote: 10 to 1, with 4 abstentions.
April 30, 1980—Endorsed self-determination for the Palestinian people; vote: 10 to 1, with 4 abstentions.
Jan. 20, 1982—Demanded Israel’s withdrawal from the Golan Heights; vote: 9 to 1, with 4 abstentions.
April 2, 1982—Condemned Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip and its refusal to abide by the Geneva Convention protocols of civilized nations; vote: 14 to 1.
April 20, 1982—Condemned an Israeli soldier who shot 11 Muslim worshippers on the Temple Mount of the Haram al-Sharaf near the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem; vote: 14 to 1.
June 8, 1982—Urged sanctions against Israel if it did not withdraw from its invasion of Lebanon; vote: 14 to 1.
June 26, 1982—Urged sanctions against Israel if it did not withdraw from its invasion of Beirut, Lebanon; vote: 14 to 1.
Aug. 6, 1982—Urged cut-off of economic aid to Israel if it refused to withdraw from its occupation of Lebanon; vote: 11 to 1, with 3 abstentions.
Aug. 2, 1983—Condemned continued Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine territories of West Bank and Gaza Strip, denouncing them as an obstacle to peace; vote: 13 to 1, with 1 abstention.
Sept. 6, 1984—Deplored Israel’s brutal massacre of Arabs in Lebanon and urged its withdrawal; vote: 14 to 1.
March 12, 1985—Condemned Israeli brutality in Southern Lebanon and denounced Israel’s “Iron Fist” policy of repression; vote: 11 to 1, with 3 abstentions.
Sept. 13, 1985—Denounced Israel’s violation of human rights in the occupied territories; vote: 10 to 1, with 4 abstentions.
Jan. 17, 1986—Deplored Israel’s violence in Southern Lebanon; vote: 11 to 1, with 3 abstentions.
Jan. 30, 1986—Deplored Israel’s activities in occupied Arab East Jerusalem which threaten the sanctity of Muslim holy sites; vote: 13 to 1, with 1 abstention.
Feb. 6, 1986—Condemned Israel’s hijacking of a Libyan passenger airplane on Feb. 4; vote: 10 to 1, with 1 abstention.
Jan. 18, 1988—Deplored Israeli attacks against Lebanon and its measures and practices against the civilian population of Lebanon; vote: 13 to 1, with Britain abstaining.
Feb. 1, 1988—Called on Israel to abandon its policies against the Palestinian uprising that violate the rights of occupied Palestinians, abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention and formalize a leading role for the United Nations in future peace negotiations; vote: 14 to 1.
April 15, 1988—Urged Israel to accept back deported Palestinians, condemned Israel’s shooting of civilians, called on Israel to uphold the Fourth Geneva Convention and called for a peace settlement under U.N. auspices; vote: 14 to 1.
May 10, 1988—Condemned Israel’s May 2 incursion into Lebanon; vote: 14 to 1.
Dec. 14, 1988—Deplored Israel’s Dec. 9 commando raids on Lebanon; vote: 14 to 1.
Feb. 17, 1989—Deplored Israel’s repression of the Palestinian uprising and called on Israel to respect the human rights of the Palestinians; vote: 14 to 1.
June 9, 1989—Deplored Israel’s violation of the human rights of the Palestinians; vote: 14 to 1.
Nov. 7, 1989—Demanded Israel return property confiscated from Palestinians during a tax protest and allow a fact-finding mission to observe Israel’s crackdown on the Palestinian uprising; vote: 14 to 1.
May 31, 1990—Called for a fact-finding mission on abuses against Palestinians in Israeli-occupied lands; vote: 14 to 1.
May 17, 1995—Declared invalid Israel’s expropriation of land in East Jerusalem and in violation of Security Council resolutions and the Fourth Geneva convention; vote: 14 to 1.
March 7, 1997—Called on Israel to refrain from settlement activity and all other actions in the occupied territories; vote:14 to 1.
March 21, 1997—Demanded Israel cease construction of the settlement Har Homa (called Jabal Abu Ghneim by the Palestinians) in East Jerusalem and cease all other settlement activity in the occupied territories; vote: 13 to 1, with one abstention.
March 26, 2001—Called for the deployment of a U.N. observer force in the West Bank and Gaza; vote: 9 to 1, with 4 abstentions.
Dec. 14, 2001—Condemned all acts of terror, the use of excessive force and destruction of properties and encouraged establishment of a monitoring apparatus; vote: 12-1, with 2 abstentions.
Dec. 19, 2002—Expressed deep concern over Israel’s killing of U.N. employees and Israel’s destruction of the U.N. World Food Program warehouse in Beit Lahiya and demanded that Israel refrain from the excessive and disproportionate use of force in the occupied territories; vote: 12 to 1, with 2 abstentions.
Sept. 16, 2003—Reaffirmed the illegality of deportation of any Palestinian and expressed concern about the possible deportation of Yasser Arafat; vote: 11 to 1, with 3 abstentions.
Oct. 14, 2003—Raised concerns about Israel’s building of a securiy fence through the occupied West Bank; vote 10 to 1, with 4 abstentions.
March 25, 2004—Condemned Israel for killing Palestinian spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in a missile attack in Gaza; vote: 11 to 1, with 3 abstentions.
Oct. 5, 2004—Condemned Israel’s military incursion in Gaza, causing many civilian deaths and extensive damage to property; vote: 11 to 1, with 3 abstentions.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: glend
I will be glad if this brings about freedom for the Palestinian people but history shows that Israel has a disdain for UN. Any attempt by a vote in UN by world powers to reign in Israel has always been vetoed by US.

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Same here. Though, likely there's going to be a backlash for it.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

I hope so but lost faith in UN long ago but at least its recognition.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 03:22 PM
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Great news. Step by step.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: MamaJ

Today was about a motion aproved earlier this month to raise the Palestinian and Vatican flags. Yet, you know, the same "bully's" voted against:Israel voted against the motion, along with the United States and six other countries. Go figure...

Palestine is non-member observer state since 2012. They aren't a full member, you already know why, the usual bullys voted against in 2011, and forged a coalition to vote agaisnt it also.



Israeli measures to counter the initiative also increased,[35] and Germany, Italy, Canada and the U.S. announced publicly they would vote against the resolution.[29] Israeli and U.S. diplomats began a campaign pressuring many countries to oppose or abstain from the vote
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In late August, another congressional bill was introduced which proposes to block U.S. government funding for any United Nations entity that supports giving Palestine an elevated status.

more
en.wikipedia.org...-measures

some history facts to add:


Palestine was recognized as a "non-member state" on 29 November 2012, when the UN General Assembly passed United Nations General Assembly resolution 67/19 by a vote of 138 to 9, with 41 abstentions.

On 23 September 2011, Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas submitted the Palestinian application for UN membership to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; the application has yet to be voted on by the Security Council. On 31 October 2011, the General Assembly of UNESCO voted to admit Palestine as a member, becoming the first UN agency to admit Palestine as a full member


en.wikipedia.org...-members
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: glend

Your list of violations from Israel and US vetos are a shame for Humanity. If it wasn't true I could call it SPAM. But in reality, the only SPAM I see here is the Violation of Human Rights, with the suport of the "leaders of democracy".

This is disgusting to see the very same leaders accusing others of dictatorship and proclaiming democracy for all the world... And yet, they all need a mirror !!!
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: MamaJ
That is wonderful news for the Palestinians.

So I am assuming the UN voted for them to be recognized as a State today?

Im sorry Im in a rush and scanned your OP.


No, the UN now allows groups with observer status. The Palestinian Authority used it as a chance to announced they are walking away from the Oslo Peace Accords. More symbolic than anything as Hamas has never recognized it. This of course has always been a big Palestine problem, no single group is really in charge so making an agreements is hard to do since half the state is doing its own thing. Palestine will never become a true nation until it has a single group that has real control.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: voyger2

The US played both sides the CIA saved Arafat many times



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: khnum

Please provide evidence for your claims.
US is an hypocrite nation to this world. It needs to comply their "eloquent speeches" at UN with true action in favor/support of Palestine right to live free as nation, such as other neglected Human Rights.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 05:29 PM
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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US & Israel both opposed even recognizing Palestine's sovereignty..






posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 06:04 PM
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: voyger2

Google 'ÇIA covert ties Arafat Plo' theres 170,000 hits there for you



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: khnum
your claim «The US played both sides the CIA saved Arafat many times »
evidence please....




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