RAMALLAH, June 3, 2017 (WAFA) – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) strongly criticized on Saturday Europe’s support for the nomination of Israel’s United Nations representative, Danny Danon, to the post of vice president of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi described the move in a statement as “tantamount to giving support for the occupation and rewarding Israel’s impunity and lawlessness.”
“Israel has intensified its campaign to assume official positions within UN bodies, emboldened by the support it is receiving from both the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) and the intensive campaign by the US and its representative to harass and intimidate any bodies or states that seek to hold Israel accountable,” she wrote.
“Israel is the one country that continues to maintain a cruel and illegal occupation of another nation; it has been living and acting outside the law, willfully defying international law and international humanitarian law and adamantly refusing to implement any and all UN resolutions pertaining to its military occupation and system of apartheid and colonialism,” said the PLO official.
The WEOG had also previously nominated and supported Israel’s election to chair the UNGA’s Sixth Committee, the legal committee.
(Source / 03.06.2017)