The Joint Committee for Refugees expressed its deep gratitude to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, for his efforts in anchoring principles of international security and peace, protecting the UN Charter, and his strive to implement the General Assembly resolutions.
In a briefing that was delivered to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres by the Joint Committee for Refugees in the Gaza Strip, today, 13th July 2020, the later expressed its deep concerns regarding the challenges facing the Palestinian people and his just cause, especially concerning the escalation of policies of the Israeli settlement in occupied territories, the latest of which was the declaration of Israeli occupation authorities' intention to annex about 30-40 % of occupied West Bank lands, the thing that contradicts with the International law, which confirmed that settlements contradict with the legislations of the International law.
The Committee considered the annexation process by "Israel", as an act of hostility that undermines the Palestinian rights and threatens the Palestinian existence, and constitute an obstacle against the Palestinian people's right to enjoy independence and self-determination.
Throughout its briefing to António Guterres, the Joint Committee for Refugees said:
" We addressing you today, guided by the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, and international resolutions relevant to the Palestinian issue. Hence, we place great hopes on you to play your ethical and legal role to thwart the settlement plans of the Israeli occupation authorities backed by the administration of the US President "Trump", rejecting it, as it involves a grave breach of the international law and the resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council, and we call on your Excellency to take more effective measures in the face of Israel's continuing violations of the international resolutions and laws, including a review of its membership in the United Nations, as it is subject to respect. We call on your Excellency to put an end to "Israel's" unlawful behavior that threatens both, the Palestinian presence and the international peace and security."