CIR visits AlDameer to discuss prospects of cooperation

A delegation from Council on International Relations – Palestine “CIR” Monday visited the headquarter of AlDameer Association for Human Rights in Gaza to discuss the prospects of cooperation.

The delegation, that included head of the council Dr. Basem Naim, and members of the board of director, was received by the Director of AlDameer Hala Alqishawi.

Naim reviewed the “CIR” activities and sections, referring that the visit that comes within the framework of the Council’s plan to communicate and cooperate with the human rights organizations.

On her part, Al-Qishawi thanked the delegation for the visit and for the Council’s interests in the field of International Relations, asserting the need for attention to communicating with the outside world, pointing on some of the Association activities.

The two parties discussed ways of cooperation, especially providing training to the youth group affiliated to the council in the field of legal, human rights and advocacy to be more able to face the propaganda that undermines the Palestinian issue.

CIR surprised at India’s denial of its history by receiving Israeli war criminal

Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) denounced the warm welcome for the Prime Minister of the Israeli occupation and war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu in New Delhi on Sunday.

In a press release, the Council expressed its deep surprise at India’s denial of its long history of supporting the Palestinian people and their legitimate rights.

In violation of the principles of the Indian liberation leader Mahatma Gandhi, who once said: ““Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French”, the CIR expressed its regret over the shift of India’s position from a supportive position of the vulnerable and peoples under occupation to a supportive position of a racist state that violates international laws.

The Council considered that this support for the Israeli occupation by India is a green light to continue its aggression against our people and holy sites, especially Jerusalem.

The CIR called on India to review its positions on the relationship with the occupation, and to boycott and impose sanctions on it to retreat from its criminal policies and end the occupation of our land.

CIR condemns Guterres for ignoring Gaza during his visit to region

Council on International relations – Palestine condemned the UN Secretary-General António Guterres for ignoring the people of Gaza Strip who suffer under the siege the Israeli occupation imposes for over 11 years.

The CIR said, in a press release Wednesday, that this ignoring from the head of the international diplomacy is considered contrary to all the principles and objectives for which the United Nations was established.

The council denounced the blatant bias Guterres showed during his visit that included several Israeli sectors while he had enough visiting Gaza for a few hours without seeing the scale of the disaster the Israeli occupation caused.

The CIR called on the Secretary-General to truly visit the Gaza Strip and see the harsh humanitarian circumstances and meet with families of the Palestinian detainees in the Israeli jails, patients deprived of travelling to receive medical treatment, owners of destroyed houses and victims of the Israeli assaults and siege.

On Tuesday, The Secretary-General launched his first official visit to the region and aimed to find “a long overdue peaceful resolution to the conflict”.