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Solidarity with Palestinian people growing worldwide - ESCWA official

BEIRUT, Nov 29 (KUNA) -- A growing number of individuals and institutions from four corners of globe are joining solidarity movement with Palestinian people, said Executive Secretary of UN Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) Rima Khalaf.
Speaking at an event held in Beirut to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People, Khalaf said that the organized campaigns to boycott Israeli occupation authorities are gaining momentum and new grounds every day all over the world.
In the Arab region, there are much fiercer popular campaigns against those who naturalize relations with Israeli authorities, she said.
Khalaf shed lights on the non-stop Israeli brutal measures against Palestinians in West Bank, and Gaza which included blockade, murder and displacement.
She also pointed out that discrimination against Palestinians living in Israel.
There are more than 50 Israeli laws discriminating against Israelis who no Jews or who descent from Arab or Palestinian origins, Khalaf stated.
She lamented that such human rights violations against Palestinians were the result of the lenient stance of the international community in face of the Israeli behavior.
For her part, Palestinian Minister of National Economy Abeer Odeh stated that the Palestinian people still pin hopes on the peace process.
Palestinians hope that relentless diplomatic and legal efforts would help meet their aspiration of an independent state where they live with dignity, she said.
She called for more support to render the international conference in Middle East peace, planned to be held in France, a real success.
She underlined the need for an international action to press Israel to stop the illegal settlement activities on occupied Palestinian land.
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is marked in accordance with the UN General Assembly Resolutions 32/40B of 2 December 1977 and 64/17 of 21 January 2010. The Resolutions encouraged Member States to continue to give the widest support and publicity to the observance of the Day of Solidarity. (end) wsm.ibi