Strengthening Support on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

November 29 is observed as International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Through the observance, the international community is encouraged to continue supporting Palestine and its people.

Solidarity for Palestine.
Illustration. Support from the international community for Palestine. (Reuters/Khalid al-Mousily)

ACTNews, JAKARTA –  International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed every November 29. In the observance, the United Nations (UN) called on the international community especially its member countries to continue providing widest support for Palestine.

The day is being observed since 1977. “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed annually on or around 29 November, solemnly commemorating the adoption by the Assembly, on 29 November 1947, of resolution 181 (II), which provided for the partition of Palestine into two States.

The two states were divided into Arab states and a Special International Regime for the city of Jerusalem. The plan also calls for Economic Union between the proposed countries, and for the protection of the rights of religious and minorities.

However, the agenda of the partition has not been fully realized as the question of Palestine remains unresolved and that the Palestinian people have yet to attain their inalienable rights as defined by the General Assembly, namely, the right to self-determination without external interference, the right to national independence and sovereignty, and the right to return to their homes and property, from which they have been displaced.

Said Mukaffiy from ACT’s Global Humanity Response explained that the day also should be a reflection for everyone that there are still countries that suffer from colonization.

“It’s our task to help the colonized Palestinians. Currently, they are in dire need of humanitarian aid. They are attacked and treated violently by Israeli forces almost every day,” said Mukaffiy, Monday (11/29/2021). Mukaffiy then encourages people to continue helping everyone regardless of religion.[]