From September 20 – 26, the United Nations General Assembly will hold its 77th session, where heads of state and government will meet at UN headquarters to discuss global issues. The presidents of most countries talked about the political, social and economic affairs of their country. On the other hand, some Latin American heads of state came out and spoke loudly, such as the presidents of Chile and Peru, who proclaimed the rights of the Palestinians and denounced the persecution against them.
The world’s youngest leader, Chilean President Gabriel Boric, sounded the alarm over the violations of Israeli occupations against the Palestinian people. In his maiden speech to the UN, the President of Chile urged the world “not to normalize the permanent violations of human rights against the Palestinian people and the law; international resolutions passed by this Assembly must be reviewed year after year.” complied with”. Boric also called on member states to support the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.”
Known as a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause and a defender of human rights, Boric underlined that the world was in an era of uncertainty, when no country was isolated or immune to global shocks of events. “Chile needs the world, and the world needs Chile too,” he said.
Gabriel Boric was not the only Latin American president to raise his voice at the UN and speak about Palestinian rights, but Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Terrones also spoke loudly in the stands of the UN General Assembly to denounce crimes committed by the Israeli occupation and ask for the intervention of the international community to put an end to them. With the weakening of diplomatic negotiations to resolve armed conflicts peacefully, he stressed the need to strengthen and expand United Nations peacekeeping operations.
Castillo reiterated the illegality of occupation in Palestinian territories since 1967. “There are no good or bad armed interventions,” he said, stressing that the international community must take its responsibility to bring about a two-state solution along the lines of 1967. , to build secure borders and lasting peace.
In an interview with journalist and political activist from Peru, Luz Marina Gutiérrez, she told MEMO that the people of Peru are more than satisfied with the position of the Peruvian government in terms of justifying the just demands of the Palestinian people. “This is without doubt a giant step in the fraternal guidance from Peru to Palestine in the process of its liberation. It is the time to thank the contributions and efforts of activists, Peruvian congressmen and members of the Palestinian community in Peru who did so all their efforts to influence President Pedro Castillo.”
Gutiérrez also asked her country and other Latin American countries to cut diplomatic relations “because Israel is not an ally or a reliable friend for Peru, even in the field of cultural or agricultural cooperation”. She urged the countries to take concrete measures “towards ethnic cleansing and apartheid that Israel has been committing with impunity against the Palestinian people for more than 74 years”.
According to Gutiérrez, times and the situation have changed in favor of Palestine in Latin America, but it “can take a long and painful process here. Day after day, it is getting harder and harder for Israel to cover the sun with one finger.” , to continue cheating, as people are beginning to awaken to knowledge and the truth.” She clarifies that people in Peru are working intensively for Palestine. “There is a consistent work of international solidarity, but it is necessary to join efforts “.
During his speech at the UN, Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Terrones announced Peru’s intentions to open a representative office in Palestine soon, as a step to strengthen ties of friendship between the two nations. Peru recognized Palestine as a state in 2011, becoming the seventh South American country to do so, explaining its ties to Palestine worldwide. Pedro Castillo’s statements should serve as an inspiration for other Latin American leaders who will be able to resume their initiative to guide Palestine towards its liberation,” Gutiérrez told me.
Day by day the picture becomes clearer to the world and the lies of the Israeli occupation are more exposed. Today, the world is publicly demanding the rights of the Palestinian people at the United Nations and elsewhere. “We are united with Palestine by the sense of justice, the desire for freedom and peace and the heart of solidarity,” concludes journalist and political activist from Peru, Luz Marina Gutiérrez.
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