An independent Palestinian student group on Wednesday called for “treaty and agreements” with Israel to be violated, calling them a “historic failure.”
The Fatah movement, which has been part of the international BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement, announced it would hold its annual conference in Ramallah, the capital of the West Bank, on Saturday in a bid to push for the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Families of Palestinians killed in the Israeli military operation that began in the Gaza Strip have launched a petition to the UN to halt the operation and to demand an end to the siege of the Palestinian territories.
In a statement, Fatah called the UN’s Security Council Resolution 2334, which passed on February 10, an “incredibly destructive” resolution that violated Palestinian rights.
It also called on the world to condemn the “flagrant disregard for the rights of the Palestinians and international law,” the statement said.
“This is the beginning of a campaign to delegitimize the Palestinian cause by using the UN as an instrument of aggression against the Palestinians,” the group said in the statement.
“It is clear that the UN is an instrument used by Israel to continue its aggression and to justify its actions.
Israel should stop using the body to legitimize its actions and its crimes.”
Israel has called the resolution “a political resolution, and is not based on the reality of the situation in the Palestinian territory.”
In a separate statement, the United Nations said it would review its decision to recognize the state of Palestine.
“The resolution passed by the Security Council on February 5 does not reflect the reality on the ground in the occupied Palestinian territory and its legitimate aspirations, nor does it reflect the position of the United States or the international community,” the UN said in a statement.
The UN said it will now look into the matter.