Solidarity with Palestine must manifest in actions: Algeria President
Algeria's president underlines the need for solidarity with Palestine through executive measures on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
Algerian President Abdulmadjid Tebboune says on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People that solidarity with the Palestinian people must not only manifest through speeches and talks but rather with practical steps and executive measures aimed at liberating Palestine and reclaiming its usurped lands.
The day dedicated by the United Nations to occupied Palestine saw President Tebboune lauding the Palestinian people and reaffirming Algeria's unwavering solidarity with occupied Palestine and the Palestinian struggle aimed at reclaiming the usurped rights of the Palestinian people.
"Commemorating this day is an explicit affirmation of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with Al-Quds as its capital, as well as an opportunity to remind the international community of Palestine's historical, political, legal, moral, and human responsibilities toward it," Tebboune said.
The Algerian leader also underlined that "what the Palestinian people need is the international solidarity to manifest in the form of practical steps and executive measures, which calls for a serious stand in solidarity by the international community, especially from the UN Security Council and General Assembly."
These international organizations, according to Tebboune, must not only put an end to the occupation's intransigence and its refusal to abide by international legitimacy and resolutions but also strongly and actively oppose the settlement system.
He underlined the need to implement the articles of the Fourth Geneva Convention and other international legal references and "to rely on the principles of accountability and equality before international justice by activating the necessary mechanisms for judicial and criminal prosecution of the increasing violations committed by the occupation, as well as provide international protection for the defenseless Palestinian people."
Tebboune then stressed the need to work on effective plans that lead to a final solution that enables the Palestinians to live decently with full sovereignty over their land, as well as the need to intensify the contributions that help confront the efforts aimed at marginalizing the Palestinian cause."
The Algerian leader recalled his country's endeavors in this context, such as the reconciliation efforts between the Palestinian faction, which culminated in the "Algeria Declaration" that aims to build a ground for ending the division and bringing justice for the Palestinian people and bringing back their rights and sovereignty, which they have been deprived of."
Furthermore, Tebboune touched on the latest Arab League summit held in Algiers, stressing that the Palestinian cause was a central issue in light of the status quo in the international arena. "It was underscored during the summit that we adhere to and support the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to freedom, self-determination, and the establishment of an independent, sovereign Palestinian state based on the borders demarcated on June 4, 1967, and whose capital is Al-Quds."
The Arab League summit kicked off in early November in Algeria, with the participation of 16 Arab presidents, including the leaders of Tunisia, Qatar, Sudan, and Egypt.
The summit opened with Tunisian President Kais Saied who hoped that the summit in Algeria would find solutions and bridge rifts.
During his speech at the 31st regular session of the Arab League's Council at the summit level, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune shared Saied’s stance on Palestine, stressing, “Our central and core cause is Palestinian, which is subject to elimination attempts through the Israeli occupation's practices."
Historically, Algeria has entertained good diplomatic ties with Palestine and is one of the Arab countries to reject the normalization of ties with "Israel".
The heads of the Arab states stressed "the centrality of the Palestinian cause and full support for the rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to freedom and self-determination and the right to return, in addition to making the compensation payments for the Palestinian refugees, in accordance with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 194 of 1948.”
The Summit demanded lifting the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip and condemning the Israeli occupation's brutality and barbaric practices against Palestinians, including assassinations and arbitrary arrests.” The Summit also called for the release of all prisoners and detainees, especially children, women, the sick, and the elderly.