A number of Arab countries welcomed the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution against Israeli settlement construction in occupied Palestinian territories.
Kuwait parliament speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim praised the UNSC resolution that urged Israel to immediately stop Jewish settlement expansion in occupied Palestinian territories.
The resolution "is a step in the right direction," al-Ghanim said in a press statement, and is another tool to exercise pressure upon Israel to abide by UN resolutions related to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Al-Ghanim said the resolution should be followed by other steps in international forums such as the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
He hoped the IPU members would act to prove how Israel was violating the IPU charter and agree on penalties against it.
Al-Ghanim, however, said these diplomatic moves might not be enough "but they should be encouraged and supported by the forces to unveil Israel's practices, which violate all international human rights norms."
For his part, Qatar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has welcomed the adoption of UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told Qatar News Agency (QNA) that the State of Qatar welcomes the resolution of the UN Security Council against Israel's settlements, expressing the hope that this resolution would constitute a serious step towards the achievement of a just and comprehensive peace for the Palestinian people, in a way that contributes to promoting peace and security in the region.
The Minister added that the construction of settlements in occupied Palestinian territories is contrary to international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention, noting that the State of Qatar has been and remains supportive of the Palestinian cause.
The Qatari Minister affirmed that the Palestinian cause is of concern to the State of Qatar and tops Qatari policy priorities, stressing that "regardless of the challenges that surround our Arab region, but that will not stop us from supporting the Palestinian people and stand by them in their struggle for the defense of their land and its people and their sanctities."
The Minister also reiterated Qatar's support to all regional and international efforts to find a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue and the provision of international protection in order to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people.
The Minister renewed demand for the international community to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, and support the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, according to the terms of reference of the Arab Peace Initiative and UN relevant Security Council resolutions.
In his turn, Jordan’s information minister Mohammad al-Momani considered UNSC settlement resolution as “a historic decision.”
The vote expresses the consensus of the international community on the illegality of Israeli settlements and reaffirms the Palestinian people’s historic right (to live) in Palestine and its historic lands, he said.
Along the same line, the second deputy head of the Mauritanian parliament Mohamed Allam Weld Haj Sheikh welcomed the resolution and considered it "a bright spot in the history of UNSC resolutions.”
He also called on UNSC to take practical steps to stop Israeli settlement construction.
The UN Security Council voted last night in favor of a resolution demanding a halt to Israel's settlement activity in the West Bank, with no votes against, and the United States notably abstaining.
The resolution calls the Israeli settlements a violation of international law and an obstacle to implementing a two-state solution
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