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Jamaica Recognizes State of Palestine

24 Apr 2024 09:59

Islam Times - The Jamaican government has announced its decision to recognize the State of Palestine, citing concerns over Israel’s war on Gaza and the “ever-deepening humanitarian crisis” in the Palestinian territory.

“The decision is aligned with Jamaica’s strong commitment to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, which seek to engender mutual respect and peaceful co-existence among states, as well as the recognition of the right of people to self-determination,“ the country’s ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement.

"By recognizing the State of Palestine, Jamaica strengthens its advocacy towards a peaceful solution,"  Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, said in a statement on Tuesday,  according to TRT World.

Majed Bamya, Deputy Permanent Observer of the state of Palestine to the UN, took to Twitter to announce Jamaica's decision.

"Thank you for standing by peace, justice and our people's right to self-determination," Amal Jadou, Deputy Foreign Minister of Palestine, wrote on X.

Smith also reaffirmed Jamaica's unwavering support for an immediate ceasefire and increased humanitarian aid access for the embattled residents of Gaza.

She particularly emphasized solidarity with the countless women and children of Gaza who have borne the brunt of daily suffering, underscoring Jamaica's commitment to alleviating their plight and fostering hope for a brighter future.

At least 34,183 Palestinians have been killed and 77,143 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7.

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