Ramallah, 30 September 2023 (TDI): The State of Palestine expressed its profound appreciation for the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) recent vote, which solidified its status within the agency.

This resounding show of support from the majority of IAEA members underscored the agency’s commitment to recognizing the official name of the State of Palestine and granting it additional rights and privileges within the organization.

This historic vote is a testament to the positive and constructive role that the State of Palestine plays in various international organizations.

It also acknowledged the substantial contributions made by Palestine in aligning with the goals and functions of the IAEA and its associated treaties.

Palestine reaffirmed its unwavering dedication to the agency’s mandate, a commitment that remains steadfast despite attempts by a few isolated actors to politicize the agency’s work.

The State of Palestine looks forward to continued collaboration with all member states and the IAEA to further its objectives.

Furthermore, the Palestinian National Council and other official institutions in Ramallah welcomed the two significant recent decisions that hold deep importance.

Firstly, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s General Conference, by an overwhelming majority vote, officially adopted the designation of the “State of Palestine.”

This decision reinforced international condemnation of Israel’s expansionist and illegal annexation policies, which flagrantly violate established international laws.

The Palestinian National Council extended its gratitude to the countries that supported and endorsed this significant decision, with special recognition to the Arab Republic of Egypt, which presented the request on behalf of the State of Palestine.

Secondly, the Anglican Church in South Africa has taken a bold stance by declaring Israel an “apartheid state.”

This courageous move signified a victory for the Palestinian cause and served as a powerful denunciation of the injustices and racial discrimination faced by the Palestinian people.

It specifically highlighted the violations against Islamic and Christian holy sites, attacks on religious leaders, and the oppressive actions carried out by the Israeli government.

The Higher Committee of Churches Affairs in Palestine joined in applauding the Anglican Church’s decision, emphasizing its alignment with the calls made by Palestinian Christians to hold Israel accountable for its crimes against the Palestinian population.

The Anglican Church in South Africa, with dioceses in several nations including Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Angola, and St. Helena, along with South Africa, convenes its church council, the “Synod,” every three years.

These recent developments signal a growing international consensus in favor of recognizing the rights and dignity of the Palestinian people.

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It is pertinent to note that the State of Palestine remains committed to peaceful cooperation, justice, and the pursuit of its legitimate aspirations within the international community.

The overwhelming support within the IAEA and the bold stance taken by the Anglican Church in South Africa underscored the importance of continued global efforts to address the Palestinian issue and seek a just and lasting resolution.