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To bring the human rights violations in Israel & Palestine to the attention of the UNHRC, hold discussions for peaceful resolution & request investigation of human rights violations.

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It is vital, the government of Maldives as a member state of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), to bring the human rights violations in Israel and Palestine to the attention of the UNHRC, hold discussions for peaceful resolution to the conflict and request investigation on human rights violations in Israel and Palestine. 

On 12th November 2013, Maldives was elected for a second term to the UNHRC. As a member state of this council, we feel that Maldives must dutifully work towards prevention and protection of human rights. The conflict between Palestine and Israel been a prolonged issue, we feel that adequate international intervention is long overdue especially by the United Nations. While many resolutions, by the General Assembly and the Security Council, have been passed over the years, few of these have had a direct positive effect in addressing the human rights violations in the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

The solution to the age-old crisis may not be in the vicinity, but to ensure the safety of civilians during this time period is of utmost importance. Many media outlets, including social media platforms have been reporting various war crimes where civilians, including women and children, have been attacked in Gaza. Without much of actions by the international actors, within just a few days, renewed hostilities between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip have seen hundreds of rockets and other ammunitions exchanged with a large number of civilian casualties. “The death toll in Ghaza has topped 125 as Israel’s air and sea offensive continues for the fifth day”[1], with more than 920 Palestinians been wounded – mostly civilians.

Independent of the complexity of the situation, we believe that there is no justification for human rights violations, and that the Maldives being a member of UNHRC should take action in bringing the issue to the attention of the UNHRC, hold discussions for peaceful resolution to the conflict and request investigation on human rights violations in Israel and Palestine.

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[1]Lizzie D., The Independent, Israel-Ghaza conflict: Death toll tops 125 after overnight raids as Operation Protective Edge continues, Available From: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israelgaza-conflict-death-toll-in-gaza-tops-120-after-overnight-raids-as-operation-protective-edge-continues-9601820.html, [13 July 2014]

Photo Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/06/201362465325234330.html



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