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Al-Araby sheds further light on Palestinians' sufferings on Human Rights Day.

CAIRO, Dec 10 (KUNA) -- Palestinians are among peoples most suffering owing to the absence of human rights, as theirs have been violated for decades, in a systemic way and in several forms, Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil Al-Araby said on Thursday. In a statement marking the world's Human Rights Day, December 10, Al-Araby pointed to the acts of violence, killings and injuries, committed by the Israeli forces and settlers against Palestinians. In addition, thousands of the Palestinians are indefinitely detained without trial, as the Israelis are carrying on with confiscating their property and demolishing their houses, he added. The Arab League Chief stressed that the pace and brutality of the Israeli practices and violations have been escalating amid condonation on the side of the international community and lack of serious and effective action to stop them. Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all states and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. This year's Human Rights Day is devoted to the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966. Meanwhile, Al-Araby called for joining national, regional and international efforts to enhance rights and freedoms guaranteed by human rights international legitimate charters. He also urged the international community to adopt policies to settle crises peacefully and spare people hazards of armed conflicts. (end) mfm.rg.msa

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Date:Dec 10, 2015
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