Palestinian Ambassador urges UN to ensure implementation of Oslo Accords

The Palestinian Ambassador to Ghana, Abdal Fatah Ahmed Alsattari, has called on the United Nations (UN) to support the implementation of the Oslo Accords for a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine

The Oslo Accords are a pair of agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation; the Oslo I Accord signed in Washington, D.C., in 1993; and the Oslo II Accord, signed in Taba, Egypt, in 1995 to promote peace between the two countries.

That, he said, would bring peace between Israel and Pales­tine in particular and the Middle East in general.

Speaking at a photo exhibi­tion of slain Palestinian journal­ist and prisoner, Shireen Aklerh, and Nasser Abu Hamid respec­tively in Accra on Thursday he said a two- state solution would help Palestine to gain freedom from Israel and regain its lands appropriated by the latter.

The programme which was on the theme “Palestine: A case of illegal occupation and apartheid,” was attended by some members of the diplomatic corps, religious and traditional leaders and a cross section of the general public.

The Ambassador said Palestine had for 75 years endured oppres­sion from Israel while the interna­tional community looked on.

He said it was the right of Pal­estine to enjoy peaceful occupation of their lands without oppression.

The Palestinian Ambassador said Palestine would continue to use peaceful protests to gain its freedom and sovereignty.

He said the international community and the United Na­tions should stop Israel from the continuous killing of unarmed Palestinians for defending their human rights.

According to him, Israel con­tinued to defy international laws to annex Palestinian lands for the building of settlements.

The Member of Ketu South, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, in his remarks said Ghana since indepen­dence had continued to support and be on the side of Palestine.

That, he said, was because of the experience of slavery and colonialism.

Mr Ablakwa said the people of Palestine deserve the right for respect and peaceful occupation of its lands.

He said the international com­munity must not look aside while the people of Palestine continue to endure domination and oppression from the hands of Israel.

Mr Ablakwa who is the ranking member of the Parliamentary Se­lect Committee on Foreign Affairs, pledged that Ghana would contin­ue to support the people of Israel for their freedom and sovereignty.

The Executive Director of the Socialist Movement of Ghana, Kwesi Pratt, said there could no neutrality by the international com­munity and United Nations of the oppression of Palestine by Israel.

“The daily massacre of chil­dren and the destruction of the agricultural land of Palestine by Israel must stop,” he said.

Mr Pratt pleaded with Israel to allow all Palestinian refugees across the world to return home.

He said Palestine deserved its freedom and sovereignty


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