In recognition of the migration of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from what is now Israel on the 75th anniversary of their departure, the United Nations will do so for the first time.
This commemoration results from the U.N.’s division of British-ruled Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab governments.
Mahmoud Abbas, the president of Palestine, is the featured speaker at the U.N., remembering what Palestinians call the “Nakba” or “catastrophe.”
Riyad Mansour, a Palestinian representative to the U.N. ambassador, referred to the U.N. celebration as “historic” and essential because the General Assembly was instrumental in dividing Palestine.
“It acknowledges the U.N.’s accountability. Mansour warned a group of U.N. officials of the possibility of failing to solve this calamity for the Palestinians for 75 years. Recently, reporters.
He declared that “the catastrophe to the Palestinian people is still ongoing:” The Palestinians still don’t have a state of their own, and they aren’t allowed to return to their homes as specified in a General Assembly resolution passed in December 1948.
Israel’s U.N. The commemoration has been denounced by Ambassador Gilad Erdan, who called it an “abominable event” and a “blatant attempt to distort history.”
He said those who attend will be tolerating antisemitism and giving the go-ahead to Palestinians “to continue exploiting international organs to promote their libelous narrative.”
By a vote of 33 to 13 with ten abstentions, the General Assembly, which had 57 members then, passed the resolution splitting Palestine.
The Jewish side welcomed the U.N.. Israel proclaimed its independence in 1948, following the expiration of the British mandate and the partition plan. The Arabs opposed the proposal, and the Jewish state was attacked by surrounding Arab nations.
The estimated 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were forcibly removed from their homes in 1948 are remembered as part of the Nakba.