Ghana commended for friendship with Palestine

Robert Anane

Accra, Dec 3, GNA –
Ghana has been commended for her long standing friendship and support for the
people of Palestine.

“We thank the
President and government of Ghana for the unwavering historical support to the
Palestinian people, which include your vote in favor of Palestine, in sessions
of the UN right council.”

Mr Abdel Fatah
Alsattari, Ambassador of the state of Palestine to Ghana, said this in Accra,
at a reception to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian

He said the state of
Palestine was aware that Ghana stood by the side of the truth and the
establishment of protection of justice and human rights for Palestine and all
other persons.

Mr. Alsattari
recalled that in 1948, 78 percent of Palestinian lands were occupied by Israel,
followed by another Israeli occupation in 1967, during which Israel
“snatched” all Palestinian lands.

He said it was done
amidst killings and several acts of disrespect towards the Palestinian people,
which contravened international resolutions.

Mr Alsattari said
the only demand by the Palestinian people, was an end to Israeli occupation,
and end to killing of innocent people and a return of expelled Palestinians to
their land.

“The only
solution to this conflict is the establishment of an independent Palestinian
state on lands occupied by Israel in 1967, including; East Jerusalem, the
capital city of Palestine, as accorded international resolutions,” he

In 1977, the UN
General Assembly called for the annual observance of November 29, as the International
Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

The Resolution on
the observance of the day, urged member states to lend as much recognition and
publicity to the day as possible.