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Al-Jaafari: Support provided to Israel by some states made it go far in committing war crimes

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
H.E. Dr. Bashar Jaafari
Security Council

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Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the support provided to Israel by the Security Council permanent member states makes it become arrogant in the region and perpetrate war crimes and crimes against humanity.

During a UNSC session held Wednesday on the situation in the Middle East, Al-Jaafari reaffirmed Syria’s sovereign right to the occupied Syrian Golan till the line of June 4th, 1967, stressing that this right is not subject to negotiation or concession and the usurped rights will be completely restored to their legitimate owners with the Israeli settlers’ having to leave our land sooner or later.

“We will not give up our right of restoring our occupied land and will liberate our citizens under the Israeli occupation in the Syrian Golan by all means including the international law Charter and principles and the UNSC resolutions,” he noted.

Al-Jaafari clarified that the suspicious international and UN silence on the Israeli policies and exercises encouraged it to go far in violating the agreement of Separation of Forces and the UNSC resolutions through providing all forms of support to the armed terrorist groups in the Separation Zone in the occupied Syrian Golan including Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS. “It facilitates the terrorists’ capture of UNDUF sites in a way that threatens lives of the forces as members of Fijian and Filipino units were kidnapped.”

He stressed that “Israel” went to the extreme in providing all forms of direct and indirect support to ISIS terrorists as it launched repetitive strikes on the Syrian territories in support of the terrorist groups.
Al-Jaafari expressed wonder over the British Envoy’s speech where he exposed “the British governments’ pride” for issuing the Balfour Declaration.

Syria’ permanent representative to the UN pointed out to the resolution that determines the terms of accepting the membership of “Israel” in the United nations, with “Israel’s” not complying to the international resolutions stipulating for the establishment of a Palestinian state and the return of the Palestinian refugees to their home.

“Syria believes that there is still a historical responsibility for the UNSC by correcting the track of the compass through adopting prompt procedures of putting an end to the Israeli occupation of the Arab territories including the occupied Syrian Golan,” -Jaafari concluded.