Venezuela Condemns Violence in Palestine

The permanent representative to the UN, Joaquín Pérez Ayestarán, expressed support for Palestine

Caracas, 27 April 2022 (TDI): The Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations condemned the recent violence against the Palestinian people in a UNSC general debate.

The United Nations Security Council meeting in New York addressed the issue in the Quarterly Open Debate on “The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question”.

Furthermore, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Félix Plasencia, reiterated Venezuela’s position on the Palestinian issue. I have stated that Venezuela will continue to repudiate the deliberate actions that seek to limit the rights of Palestinians.

Moreover, I have expressed, “We ask the international mechanisms to intervene in a fair way to put an end to discrimination and guarantee respect for the sovereign equality of States.”

The Venezuelan representative, Joaquín Pérez, called on the Security Council to play a constructive role in the resolution of conflict.

In addition, Ambassador Perez called on Israel to comply with the relevant resolutions of the UNGA and the UNSC. Likewise, he called on Israel to end its violations of international law, its policy of apartheid, and the illegal occupation.

Furthermore, I have expressed Venezuela’s support for the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and their national aspirations.

“We renew our commitment to continue working for the achievement of a free, independent, and sovereign State of Palestine, on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and as a full member of our Organization”, he remarked.

Venezuela-Palestine Relations

Venezuela is one of the most vocal supporters of the Palestinian cause in the Americas. Due to the 2008-2009 Gaza War, Venezuela cut off all diplomatic ties with Israel and expelled the Israeli ambassador.

Moreover, Venezuela officially recognized the State of Palestine in 2009 and has supported the Palestinian cause in the United Nations. It became the first country in the Americas to do so.

Afterward, in 2012, Venezuela voted in favor of granting recognition as an observer status to Palestine at the UN.

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