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March 20th 2019
Mohamed Fayek, President of the National Council for Human Rights, NCHR, has delivered a speech in the International Council for Human Rights, in which he highlighted that the Palestinian people are facing numerous pressures to give away their legitimate rights, through the following practices:
First: The use of excessive force against the peaceful protestors in the return protests which led to the killing of hundreds of children and the injury of hundreds of thousands of protestors since the beginning of the protests on 30th March 2018, in addition to the violence of settlers.
Second: The attempts to erase the foundations of the Palestinian Case by declaring the annexation of Jerusalem, putting obstacles to the UNRWA, cutting aid to the Palestinian Authority and intensifying the siege on Gaza.
Third: Restraining the "Two States" solution by increasing settlements, seizing more plots of land in the West Bank, and hinting mysterious solution like "The Century Deal", or the economic solution for the Palestinian Case.
The NCHR President stressed that any solution ignoring the rights of the Palestinian people will not lead to a permanent peace or development and stability in the region.
In his capacity of the President of the National Council for Human Rights and President of the Arab Human Rights Network, Mohamed Fayek urged the International Human Rights Council to perform its role in demanding a fair solution to the Palestinian Case and to include it in the Council's agenda.