Senegal: 19 organizations call on the president to immediately expel the Israeli ambassador

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In Senegal, 19 human rights organizations and associations in solidarity with the Palestinian people have called on Senegalese President Bassirou Diomaye Faye to immediately expel the ambassador of Israel’s genocidal state from the country and reconsider all agreements and treaties signed with the government of Israel.

In an open letter to the Senegalese president, the organizations requested “the suspension of diplomatic relations forever with the Zionist state, the state of apartheid, genocide and aggression, as was the case from 1973 to 1992”.

The organizations asked Basiro Diomayo Afay to propose to the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union full support for the initiatives and international legal measures taken by South Africa against Israel for genocide and crimes against humanity.

The signatories of the letter urged the Senegalese president to propose to “the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union the formal abolition of the observer member seat treacherously granted to the Israeli colonial and apartheid state”.

The Senegalese organizations appealed to the UN General Assembly in coordination with any other country voluntarily to demand that the Security Council establish an immediate and lasting ceasefire, and to take all necessary measures for emergency guarantees aimed at ensuring the protection and security of the Palestinian civilian population.

The open letter to Diomai Avai explained that the seventh of October 2023 is a reaction of self-defense by an entire people expelled from their land, robbed and oppressed, imprisoned and massacred, deprived of all their basic rights for 76 years.

The letter referred to the role played by Senegal early by granting in the seventies a diplomatic passport to PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, to the recognition of the independent State of Palestine since its proclamation in 1988.

The open letter considered it a source of satisfaction and reassurance that Senegal is the only country in the world to have chaired, without interruption, since 1975, the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

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