MALACCA, Jan 1 2016 : Resolution 2334 against Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine passed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) would not make the situation the same anymore for the Zionist country, said Viva Palestina Malaysia chairman, Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin.
He said although the resolution had no political authority to boycott Israel for failing to abide by the resolution, many international companies would be wary of doing business or establishing business relations with companies in the
illegally occupied territories.
In fact, he said, the success of the actions and campaigns such as Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) had resulted in many giant multinationals including Veolia, Orange, G4S and Irish Building Materials company of CRH
Corporation ceasing their activities in these areas.
“This Resolution also gives hope to the struggle of the Palestinians to begin an open legal process against Israel which has frequently violated international law, by taking it to the International Court of Justice,” he said in a statement to Bernama via WhatsApp.
On Dec 23, Resolution 2334 was passed with the support of 14 of the 15 members of the UNSC, including Malaysia as a non-permanent member, calling on Israel to immediately stop the building of illegal settlements on Palestine land. The United States, which has veto power, abstained.
Dr Musa said the US stance at the word body was seen as ultimately, washing off its hands and breaking away from its protective ‘Uncle Sam’ policy over Israel.
He said Israel’s viewing of the resolution as embarrassing and vowing not to abide by it, was not surprising as it had ignored 77 UN resolutions before this.
“Nevertheless, the symbolic victory at the global political platform will continue to isolate Israel as a rogue country which practises apartheid in the 21st century,” he said.
Dr Musa said the world now realised, and was disappointed and angry with the continued brutality of Israel’s Zionist regime against the Palestinians who had been denied their rights.
He said Israel’s position in the eyes of the international community was sliding and this required the efforts and cooperation of all the local and international community to stop its brutality.
“Going against such brutality is the right and duty of an oppressed people to preserve their dignity. International law gives the right to the oppressed to use whatever means proper to end the oppression and illegal occupation,” he
Viva Palestina Malaysia is an organisation which advocates for a just, equitable, prompt and sustainable resolution to the conflict in Palestine, leading to the creation of a free and independent state of Palestine. – Bernama