International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

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2021 Date29 November 2021
2022 Date29 November 2022
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People History

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People seeks to promote Palestinian Rights. The United Nations promotes the development of education, culture, sciences and freedom of expression on this day for Palestine. In 1947, United Nations Resolution 181 was passed which separated Palestine into Arab and Jewish states. The resolution was seen as the legal basis for establishing Israel. It was met with rejection and violence by many in the Arab Community.

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was established in 1977 by the UN General Assembly. It is observed annually on November 29th.

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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Facts & Quotes

  • In 1947, the U.N General Assembly adopted resolution 181, also known as the Partition Resolution. This resolution aimed to establish an independent Jewish state, Palestine, and an independent Arab state, Israel. Palestine has since been recognized by 138 U.N members and has achieved non-member observer status in the U.N.
  • There are over 7 million Palestinians living in exile according to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Many reside in refugee camps in Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan.
  • The decades-long Palestinian struggle for self-determination, Independence and a life of dignity faces numerous obstacles - U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Top Events and Things to Do

  • Volunteer at or donate to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign to help Palestinians. It is the largest UK organization working in support of justice and human rights for Palestinians.
  • Explore a timeline of Palestine's history. Visit Timeline for more details.
  • Watch a film depicting the Palestinian struggle. Our suggestions:
    Nacido en Gaza (2014)
    Broken Cameras (2012)
    The Time That Remains (2009)

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