STATEMENT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA AT THE INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES OCCUPIED SINCE 1967, GENEVA, 25 MARCH 2022

March 25, 2022 Topics, Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Thank you Mr. President,

1. Indonesia condemns, in the strongest terms, the continuing violations carried out by the Occupying Power, targeting civilians throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
-> Characterized by the constantly increasing violence and injustice that Israel is employing to sustain its occupation.

2. Indonesia is also gravely concerned with the illegal expansion of settlements; and the demolitions and seizures of Palestinian‑owned structures across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

3. In this connection, Indonesia unreservedly condemns Israel’s flagrant violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, perpetrated and sustained through its inhumane and apartheid policies towards the Palestinian people.

4. Israel’s systematic oppression has led to the denial of rights of millions of Palestinian civilians.

5. For this, the international community must call Israel into account with the same fervor as it has for other human wrongs, in the past, as well as in the present.

Mr. Special Rapporteur,

6. My delegation welcomes your compelling analysis on the question of whether Israeli rule over the Occupied Palestinian Territory constitutes as apartheid…
-> To which you concluded, after extensive scrutiny, that the situation indeed “satisfies the prevailing standard for the existence of apartheid”.

7. We must call a spade a spade.

8. Apartheid has absolutely no place in today’s world…
-> All of us, therefore, have the duty to bring this human wrong to an end.

I thank you.

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