Diaz-Canel says Cuba will not accept ignoring genocide against Palestinians

Edited by Ed Newman
2023-10-29 08:08:59


Havana, October 29 (RHC)-- Cuba's president has strongly condemned Israel’s genocidal campaign in the Gaza Strip and blamed Israel and the United States for 75 years of occupation and violating the “inalienable” rights of the Palestinians.

In his statements to national television On Saturday, Miguel Diaz-Canel expressed his country’s strong condemnation of the genocide, and the destruction of homes, hospitals, and civilian infrastructure perpetrated by the Israeli forces in Palestinian land.

“We will not accept any selective indignation that seeks to ignore the danger of the genocide that is being perpetrated against the Palestinians, portray the Israeli side as the victim, and ignore 75 years of aggression, occupation, violations, and exclusion,” he said.

“We reject the killing of innocent people as a result of the current escalation and fierce and indiscriminate aggression, without distinction of race, origin, gender, or belief,” Diaz-Canel stressed.

He described Israel’s bloodshed in Gaza as “unjustifiable” and in “serious violation” of humanitarian and international laws.  “Israel violates all United Nations resolutions and all commitments imposed on it as an occupying power as stipulated in the Fourth Geneva Convention,” he said, adding, “The Security Council was unable to call on Israel to stop the ongoing massacre, as the United States used the veto right.”

“The United States is the historical accomplice of ‘Zionist barbarism,’” he added.

“The comprehensive, just, and permanent solution to the conflict undoubtedly requires the real exercise of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of their independent and sovereign state within the borders of pre-1967, with its capital in East al-Quds,” the Cuban President highlighted.

He also confirmed that a group of countries, including Cuba, proposed a draft resolution to the United Nations General Assembly, which was recently approved, demanding an immediate ceasefire, the establishment of an urgent mechanism to protect Palestinian civilians, rejecting the displacement of civilians and human rights defenders, and the provision of emergency humanitarian aid.

“Every moment of procrastination and passivity will cost the loss of more innocent lives, and action must be taken immediately,” he warned.


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