Kuwait condemned at a UN meeting yesterday the Israeli desecrations and violations against Islamic and Christian sites in Jerusalem. Speaking to a meeting for the UN Council for Human Rights, Kuwait’s Permanent envoy to the UN headquarters to Geneva Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim said that the continuous Israeli violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque and the attempts to hinder Palestinian presence at the Islamic shrine, was a clear violation of human rights.
The international community has an obligation to protect the Palestinians and their sacred places of worship, said Ghunaim. He added that the Israeli previous aggressions against the Palestinians, especially against those in the Gaza Strip, had remain uncontested despite the deaths of over 2,500 people, including children, women, and the elderly, in the Israeli assault back in 2014.
The Israeli violations were beyond military action, said Ghunaim, adding that the construction of Jewish settlements on Palestinian and Arab lands still continues. Furthermore, the Israeli violations reached agricultural lands owned by Palestinians who are prevented from cultivating, harvesting, and benefiting from their own lands and goods, said the Ambassador.
Meanwhile, Ghunaim showcased Kuwait’s continuous commitment to the Palestinian people, noting that recently his country donated a sum of $15 million to UNRWA to help cover the educational expenses of Palestinian students at 685 schools. He also noted that Kuwait had donated $200 million to help in the reconstruction of the southern area of the Gaza Strip.