Abuja — Palestine has appealed to Nigeria to come back out and play a crucial function in resolving the Palestine/Israel battle.
Chatting with journalists in Abuja on the weekend, the Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Nigeria, Abdallah Abu Shawesh, stated Nigeria can play an important function as a result of it has good relations with Palestine and likewise with Israel.
The ambassador stated Nigeria is nicely positioned to take some stand on worldwide affairs because the seventh most populous nation on this planet, the most important financial system in Africa and having been taking part in essential roles in Africa and within the worldwide area from time immemorial.
He stated: “Nigeria has continued to play essential function as a result of Nigeria is standing agency in assist of worldwide regulation, standing agency in assist of the Palestinian trigger. Nigeria may also push ahead for extra implementation of the worldwide decision.
“I’ll talk with completely different ranges of individuals of Nigeria to ensure that they assist the transfer not solely from the political degree however different establishments similar to human rights establishments and NGOs to ensure that they collaborate with their counterparts in Palestine.”
The envoy, who famous that the Palestinians have made a transfer to go to the Worldwide Disaster Group to hunt authorized recommendation on Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, nevertheless added that: “This might need penalties to the peace course of because the Israeli facet considers it a unilateral transfer. What’s your view on that?”
Shawesh stated: “After 75 years of Nakba (disaster of firm of Israel) as you would possibly know, nearly all of the Palestinian folks turned refugees after the destruction of their 527 villages and cities by Israeli forces, which forcefully ejected them from their dwelling land.
“And after 65 years of occupation, we’ve got no different alternative however to make use of all authorized and diplomatic means to go to the United Nations and the Worldwide Prison Courtroom (ICC) to place an finish to this brutal occupation.
“The Israelis think about it unilateral however I can guarantee you it isn’t unilateral as a result of the overwhelming majority within the UN had been supporting our transfer to go to the ICC not solely the overwhelming majority, Nigeria can be supporting this transfer and voted in favour of the decision which was adopted only some days in the past.
“156 nations are in favour of our resolutions and that is one indicator, the opposite indicator is that we’ve got good relations with nearly all of nations on this planet, and we’ve got over 100 embassies on this planet.”
“The unilateral transfer was accomplished by Israel, which is denying and violating the decision of the worldwide group. Israel is constructing settlements in occupied Palestinian territory which is towards worldwide regulation.
“They (Israelis) are constructing over 300 settlements, shifting the Israeli residents to the occupied Palestinian territory which is one other unilateral transfer that contradicts the worldwide regulation. However our transfer on the worldwide area is a multilateral transfer supported by nearly all of the worldwide group,” he acknowledged.