Speaking before the tenth special session of the United Nations General Assembly devoted to the Middle East crisis, the diplomat considered it necessary to intensify international efforts in the search for a final and peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In this sense, he highlighted that the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace in the region is the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital and borders recognized in 1967.
He criticized the decades-long inaction and indifference of the Security Council of the multilateral organization, and stated that it was reprehensible that this body had not adopted a simple humanitarian resolution urgently calling for a ceasefire and access to and provision of humanitarian assistance.
He added: “The Security Council must fully fulfill its responsibility entrusted to it in the letter, and it must do so urgently and without double standards.”
He strongly condemned the seriousness of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, which he described as horrific, because it “generates more and more victims and pain among many innocent families.”
He denounced the inhumane situation to which the Palestinian people have been exposed in the Gaza Strip for more than 16 years, as well as the illegal occupation and blockade imposed by Israel, which turned the coastal strip into a huge open-air prison, which led to the impoverishment of the population. For more than 2.3 million people.
“Nicaragua is convinced that peace and stability in the Middle East can only be achieved through negotiations and the full implementation of General Assembly and Security Council resolutions regarding Palestine, and will support any effort leading to a ceasefire,” he stressed.
Hermida stressed that the General Assembly bears an imperative responsibility to demand immediate respect for the ceasefire as well as the protection of the population in Palestine without double standards and on an equal basis with human beings.
He condemned the acts of violence carried out by the Israeli army against the civilian population in the Gaza Strip, where more than eight thousand people, most of them children, have been killed since last October 7.
It is time for us at the United Nations to listen to the cry of the peoples of the world for an end to the historical injustice imposed on Palestine. Peace must prevail at all costs and above all to make way for the only just and just solution. He stressed that the real solution is two states living in peace and security.
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