Jeddah, 29th January 2020: The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) stresses that any peace initiative, including the recently announced US proposed Middle East Peace Plan, will only succeed when it follows upon the inalienable right to self-determination of the people of Palestine guaranteed by the International law and relevant UN resolutions. Accordingly, any peace process needs to have full involvement of the Palestinians, who are the aggrieved party.
The Commission reiterated its firm view that any unilateral act to alter the demographic, geographic and historical status of Al-Quds not only contravenes the international law including the Fourth Geneva Convention, but also goes against several UN Security Council, General Assembly and Human Rights Council Resolutions, which affirm the status of Al Quds as an occupied territory under Israel, the occupying power, since 1967.
Welcoming the two relevant statements of the UN and OIC Secretary Generals, the Commission, accorded its full support to a Two States solution, which must help Palestinians in the establishment of their own independent, viable and contiguous State in pre-1967 borders, with Al -Quds Al-Shareef as its capital including their unquestionable right to return to their homes and property, as decided in various UN Resolutions and guaranteed by international law.
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