2003 News Story

Kingdom highlights Palestine at Human Rights Commission

In a speech delivered in Geneva today before the 59th session of the Commission on Human Rights, which discussed human rights violations in the occupied Arab territories, the Kingdom's permanent representative to the European headquarters of the United Nations Dr. Abdulwahab Attar expressed Saudi Arabia's view that Israel will never enjoy security and stability as long as it continues to engage in violations and practices that constitute flagrant and manifest breaches of the principles of human rights and international humanitarian law. He went on to stress the right of the Palestinian people to live with dignity on their own land in accordance with the relevant UN agreements.