CIR: Celebrating the world with this day requires more solidarity, support for our people

Statement by Council on International Relations on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

CIR: Celebrating the world with this day requires more solidarity and support for our people

On 29 November of each year, the world celebrates the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in accordance with the resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1977.

As we pass through this day, our Palestinian people continue to live under the Israeli occupation, which diversities its criminal policies that target everything related to the rights of our people, foremost of which is their right to live in dignity on their national soil and their independent state.

The seventy years since the establishment of the Israeli occupation state on the soil of Palestine and the expulsion of our people from their villages and cities and obliterating everything that is related to their existence was not enough for the world to move and take measures to do justice to this oppressed people and restore some of their rights, primarily an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital, as recognized by international legitimacy.

Therefore, the celebration of the world on this day requires more solidarity and support for the causes of our people and their continuous struggle to achieve their rights, not less than to condemn the policies of the occupation and its actions against our people, and to carry out boycott campaign of everything related to him at all political, cultural, economic and diplomatic levels. Moving the embassies of countries to the holy city of Jerusalem should be condemned as well as the crimes of the occupation against the population in the city, the most recent decision to deport more than 700 citizens of Jerusalem from their homes on the pretext of possession by Israeli institutions, not to mention what is happening in Al Khan Al Ahmar and not far from the crimes of the occupation against the people in the Gaza Strip through the destructive war machine.

We, in the Council, hope that the positions of these countries will be strengthened to form a unity of a pressing position on the occupation in all international forums, especially the United Nations and its organs, the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court in particular until a clear message is sent to the occupation that its criminal policies are no longer unknown to anyone, and its falsification of the facts will not be useful in changing the right to nullity, and sooner or later the right holders of Palestine will have their rights.

On this occasion, we condemn some juggling in the normalization of relations between some governments in the Arab region and the state of the Israeli occupation, with the knowledge of the reality of the popular position in these countries, which we cherish and consider as the true position of the nation. We call on the vital forces of our Arab and Islamic nation to express their positions on what is happening and condemn this strange behavior of our nation. In the same context, we highly appreciate the positions of countries that refused to deal with the infiltration attempts by the occupation and demand more steadfastness on the road to support our people and cause.


Council on International Relations


Gaza – Palestine

CIR condemns international stance supporting Israeli crimes against Palestinians

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) condemned the international stance towards the Israeli assault against the Palestinians through the last two days.

This international position encouraged “Israel” to get further with committing more crimes of destroying press offices and civilian buildings, the council said Wednesday in a statement.

The council condemned the failure of the Security Council in taking an action today towards the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. Kuwait and Bolivia asked the United Nations Security Council to meet behind closed-doors on Tuesday over the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip and the using of excessive force against the civilians.

The Palestinian Government Information Office in the Gaza Strip affirmed that 150 Israeli air raids were carried out during which 80 buildings and institutions, including governmental and civilian facilities, were fully or partially destroyed.

The CIR said it was surprised by the German Foreign Office’s position in which it adopted the Israeli occupation narrative towards the recent events.

“The German office turned a blind eye to the blatant Israeli aggression and the right of the Palestinian people to resist it according to the international law and UN Resolutions”, the CIR added.

The council pointed out that the recent escalation broke out when Israeli special forces infiltrated into the Gaza Strip and assassinated 7 Palestinians just after 24 hours of reaching cease-fire agreement between both sides.

In the same vein, the council considered the statements issued by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and European Union as biased in favor of the Israeli occupation. “Mr. Guterres and the EU didn’t refer in their statements to the Israeli crimes against the Palestinians drawing a parallel between the victims and the oppressor”, the council said.

The council called on the international community to take serious actions towards the Israeli crimes and put pressure on “Israel” to stop behaving above the law.

CIR demands Brazil to retract decision to transfer embassy to occupied Jerusalem

Council of International Relations – Palestine (CIR) issued a statement Saturday on the decision of the State of Brazil to transfer its embassy in “Israel” to the occupied city of Jerusalem.

The Council called on Brazil to retract this decision, which is contrary to the principles of international law and United Nations resolutions.

The decision contradicted Brazil’s historic positions that support the Palestinian people at all stages of their struggle and contradicted its recognition of the State of Palestine in 2010, the Council noted.

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has reiterated that he plans to move Brazil’s embassy in “Israel” from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, joining the United States and Guatemala.

CIR: Israeli occupation continues to target journalists amid international silence

On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

CIR: Israeli occupation continues to target journalists amid international silence


On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR)  said that the Israeli occupation continues to violate the press and commit crimes against it.

The Council noted that since 2000, 48 Palestinian and foreign journalists of various nationalities have been shot and killed by the Israeli occupation forces.

According the Palestinian Journalists syndicate, two journalists who were killed in Gaza this year while covering the Great Return Marches, 252 were shot and teargased in the West Bank and Gaza, and dozens are arrested in the Israeli jails.

The council said in a statement issued on Friday that the Israeli occupation had not been condemned for its violations against media workers, the thing that causes concern. The impunity of the occupation encourages it to commit further crimes against journalists to silence them and prevent them from documenting its crimes.

On this occasion, the Council called on all international institutions to expose the crimes of the occupation against Palestinian journalists and to hold criminals accountable and bring them to justice.

On November 2 each year, the world salutes the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in recognition of the long-term consequences of impunity, particularly crimes against journalists.