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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE – November 29

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - November 29

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People – November 29
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is celebrated annually on November 29.  In 1977, United Nations General Assembly called for an annual observance of the resolution on the partition of Palestine. What has become known as the Partition Plan, intended to establish an Arab State and a Jewish State, was adopted on November 29, 1947.

CELEBRATE

Various cultural events, meetings, statements and publications participate in the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Use #DayOfSolidarityWithThePalestinianPeople to post on social media.

HISTORY

On November 29, 1947 the UN General Assembly adopted a plan (Resolution 181(II)) which recommended withdrawal of armed forces from Palestine, the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states, and Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem and that the City of Jerusalem should preserve the interests of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths.

The original vote was to take place on November 26, 1947, but was postponed and various compromises were discussed and debated. The partition plan went through several modifications before the final vote took place on November 29, 1947 and was passed 33 to 10 with one absent in favor of the plan.

The partition plan was never fully implemented and civil war broke out shortly after the adoption of the resolution.

Since the Partition Plan’s passage only one of the two states have since come into existence; Israel. The Palestinian people primarily live in the Palestinian territory which has been occupied by Israel since 1967 and in neighboring Arab states and refugee camps.

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People serves as a reminder that the question regarding the Palestinian people and Palestine have yet to be resolved.

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