Peace of the Brave Statement
Declaration of Statehood
This fifth session of the provisional World Parliament reaffirms its position of recognizing and supporting the right of the Palestinian people to establish the State of Palestine in its national soil, with Al Quds Al Sherif (East Jerusalem) as its capital, on the border of 1967. (UN 242-November 1967, UN 338 –September 1969).
It is the resolution of this fifth session of the provisional World Parliament to recognize Palestine as a nation within the World Federation upon ratification of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth and agreement to abide by the World Law established under the Earth Constitution. Upon preliminary ratification of the Earth Constitution by the official authority of Palestine, Palestine will be recognized as an equal member among the Nations of the Earth Federation. Confirmation by an additional decision by future Sessions of the provisional World Parliament are not necessary.
It should be noted that with Preliminary Ratification, the people of Palestine reserve the right for final ratification, as specified by Article XVII Section A of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. This is the assurance of popular sovereignty within the context of independent World Government.
We direct Israel, and all nations, to abide by the Constitution for the Federation of Earth and World Legislative Bill #1, to outlaw all nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
The provisional World Parliament urges Israel to adhere to the principle of land for peace. Israel must end the occupation of Palestine land. Israel must comply with the prior agreements and United Nations resolutions regarding the right of return of refugees, Israeli withdrawal to pre-1967 borders with Al Quds Al Sharif (East Jerusalem).
We specifically express the following:
We condemn the atrocities against the Palestinian population committed by Israeli administrations, especially the ‘shoot to kill’ of civilians, including children, by military forces and settler militias; helicopter gunfire and air to ground rockets.
We deplore the current siege of Palestinian towns, villages and roads, which severely curtails the movement of people to their homes, places of work, access to essential services, and the closure of sea and airports. Such actions are an affront upon Palestinian dignity and the dignity of human beings everywhere.
We fully support the right of return for Palestinian refugees to return to their homes if they wish, to receive compensation. (UN 194 – December 1948)
We reaffirm and defend the territorial integrity of the Palestinian land; Al Quds Al Sharif (East Jerusalem ) is indivisible from the Palestinian lands of 1967.
And finally, but not least, the World Parliament extends its regards to his Excellency Yasser Arafat for his endless efforts to achieve a just and durable peace in the region and for his initiatives to defend the supreme norms and values for Humanity. A statesperson with these qualities will surely win freedom.
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The above adopted resolution was introduced to the fifth session of the provisional World Parliament by Dr. Hanan Awwad, President Palestine Council for Global Ratification and Elections Network. The resolution was adopted at the 5th session of the provisional World Parliament Malta, 26 November 2000.
Eugenia Almand, JD, Secretary
Provisional World Parliament