Majilis pass resolution to declare stand on Palestine

Parliamentarians pictured during a sitting. (File Photo/People's Majlis)

In today’s sitting, the Parliament of Maldives has approved a resolution to officially declare a stand on the matter of Palestine within the international community.

This resolution was proposed by the MP for Villingili Constituency Saud Hussain.

The resolution calls on the international community to take a stand and encourage to call for the end of Israeli occupation and annexation of Palestinian land and to denounce the continued inhuman aggression of Israel and call the international community to accept Palestine as an independent sovereign state.

The resolution was passed by the votes of 44 members. 33 votes were needed to pass the resolution. No member voted against passing the resolution.

While the Parliament has decided to officially declare their stand on the matter of Palestine, Maldives have shown solidarity with Palestine on many previous occasions and have condemned Israeli systematic violation of the human rights of Palestinians.