The purpose of the day is to promote a peaceful Palestine-Israel resolution as well as to spread greater awareness of the issues facing the Palestinian people.
November 29 is marked every year as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Since 1978, the United Nations has observed the day as a way of expressing solidarity with the people of Palestine while the peace and resolution process is stalled. The purpose of the day is to promote a peaceful Palestine-Israel resolution as well as to spread greater awareness of the issues facing the Palestinian people.
History Of The Day
The Palestine–Israel conflict stems from the early 19th century when nationalist sentiment flared up among Jews and Arabs in the region demanding their land. The sectarian violence, insurrection, and riots eventually resulted in the British set up the Palestine Royal Commission, which recommended partitioning British-controlled Palestine into two separate nations between Arabs and Jews, with the city of Jerusalem divided between Christians, Jews, and Jews. It was sacred to Muslims. Jointly governed as an international territory.
On November 29, 1947, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted resolution 181 (II), which adopted a similar resolution. But the violence between the two groups went out of control. When Britain left the territory the following year, Israel declared itself independent. This marked the beginning of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. As a result, Israel annexed parts of Palestine and the settlement process came to a halt forever. Subsequent conflicts further eroded what little land the Palestinians had.
While leaders such as Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and President of the State of Palestine Yasser Arafat tried to broker peace at long last, both were assassinated.
Significance Of The Day
Today there are approximately 4.75 million Palestinians spread across the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. These individuals live in poor conditions with a lack of proper sanitation, education, electricity, and water. Individuals also remain under constant threat of Israeli anti-terrorist attacks. These attacks drive youth in the region towards extremist organizations fueling the cycle of violence in the region.
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People hopes to inspire people in finding a permanent and peaceful solution to the Israel–Palestine conflict where the Palestinian people can achieve national sovereignty.