UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s statement marking International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People could not debase itself much further. Guterres calls for “all actors… to take bold steps and restore faith in the promise of UN General Assembly Resolution 181,” also known as the UN Partition Plan for Palestine. In other words, he is calling for international solidarity with the UN’s contribution to the creation of Israel’s colonial presence in Palestine.
According to Guterres, this annual solidarity day “reminds us of our collective, unfinished task of resolving the question of Palestine.” On a day that purportedly marks solidarity with the Palestinian people, Palestinians are not allowed the necessary space to define it as an international day of hypocrisy. The UN agreed in 1947 to fragment Palestine and now calls for global backing to finish the colonial task, which Israel is actually doing with total impunity and genocidal intent. Read more.