|Help | Sitemap | Archive | Advanced Search|
|Voice of Readers|
|China At a Glance|
|Constitution of the PRC|
|CPC and State Organs|
|Chinese President Jiang Zemin|
|White Papers of Chinese Government|
|Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping|
|English Websites in China|
|Thursday, November 01, 2001, updated at 09:16(GMT+8)|
UN Panel Urges Implementation of Mitchell ReportImplementation of the Mitchell committee report offers "the most practicable route back" to the Middle East peace process, according to the annual report of a UN panel promoting the rights of the Palestinian people.
In a report released Wednesday at the UN headquarters, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People called for the "immediate and comprehensive implementation" of the recommendations of the Mitchell panel.
"Although both sides have accepted the report, the crisis persisted, preventing the parties from resuming their negotiations on critical interim and permanent status issues," the committee noted.
It called on the co-sponsors of the peace process and all concerned "to continue to pursue their efforts, looking for innovative approaches that would allow the parties to implement the Mitchell Committee recommendations and resume their negotiations."
According to the report, since the beginning of the new intifada last year, over 660 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), security forces and settlers, while some 20,000 Palestinians have been wounded, including many who are permanently disabled.
The committee expresses grave concern over Israel's policies and actions, including its illegal settlement policy, military incursions "unprecedented in scope" into the various parts of the Palestinian Territory, excessively harsh and disproportionate attacks by IDF against Palestinians, the widespread policy of targeted extrajudicial assassinations of Palestinian activists, and the harmful effect of the occupation on the living conditions
of the Palestinian people.
Stressing that the core of the conflict "remains the continuing illegal occupation by Israel of the Palestinian Territory," the committee reiterates that the problem should be resolved based on Security Council resolutions 242 of 1967 and 338 of 1973, as well
as other relevant U.N. resolutions.
It also stressed the exercise by the Palestinian people of their inalienable rights, including the right to self-determination and an independent state.
In This Section
|Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved||| Mirror in U.S. | Mirror in Japan | Mirror in Edu-Net | Mirror in Tech-Net ||