Every year since 1977, 29th of November is observed as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. It marks the day in 1947, when the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution separating Palestine into an Arab State and a Jewish State.
The conflict between Israel and Palestine remains one of the hardest to resolve. UN Secretary-General António Guterres states that the conflict can only be solved with constructive negotiations between two parties along with international support.
For decades, the Palestinians have been fighting for an independent state. In 1948, the war between Palestine and Israel caused 476 villages to be destroyed and over eight hundred thousand Muslim and Christian Palestinians became refugees. During ‘The Six Day War’ in 1967, Israel had occupied Golan Heights, the Sinai Peninsula, West Bank and Gaza Strip together with Jerusalem all in six days. The consequences of this conflict have been unimaginably grave. However, there’s still hope for a day of peace in Palestine.