Chilean President has called on states not to normalise human rights violations against Palestinians during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Iran PressAmerica: Gabriel Boric urged the UN to abide by its resolutions, which state that Palestine has the “inalienable right to be a free and sovereign state”.

The Chilean president’s speech came after a diplomatic spat with Israel arose when Boric put off a meeting to accept the recently appointed Israeli ambassador, Gil Artzyeli, as a response to the killing of a Palestinian teenager last Thursday by Israeli soldiers.

“We should not normalise the permanent human rights violations against the Palestinian people, applying the international law and resolutions that this assembly states year after year,” he said.

“Palestinian people should yield to their inalienable right to establish their own free and sovereign state. In the same way; let’s guarantee Israel’s legitimate right to live within secure and internationally recognised borders.”

Israeli forces continue their near-daily raid-and-arrest operations in various parts of the West Bank, wounding or killing Palestinians. Such raids are carried out while Israeli settlers also conduct acts of violence against Palestinians and their property.

Since the beginning of the year, at least 149 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli occupation forces across the Palestinian territories, the majority of whom are young men, boys and children, according to Palestine's official Wafa news agency.


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