Foreign Ministry: Syria Reiterates its Legitimate Right to Defend its Sanctity, Sovereignty, People and Territory

22 January، 2021
Damascus, SANA

Foreign and Expatriate Ministry stressed that the criminal Israeli aggression on the vicinity of Hama city on Friday is a blatant violation of the sanctity, sovereignty of the Syrian territories in addition to the Human Rights and the International Law’s legitimation, calling upon the United Nations and the UN Human Rights Council to assume their responsibilities in condemning those aggressions.

“Israel committed on Friday, Jan 22nd 2021 a new aggression on the Syrian Arab Republic’s territories on the surrounding of Hama city, which claimed the lives of two parents and two children and injured four other members from the same family, in addition to destroying a number of innocent civilians’ houses”, The Ministry said in a letter addressed on Friday to the UN Secretary General, the President of International Security Council and the President of Human Rights Council.

The Ministry added that this criminal aggression comes as a continuation of the Israeli aggressions that reached more than fifty ones in less than a single year which claimed the lives of a large number of civilians and devastated their possessions and this is not only an aggression on Syria’s territory, but it is also a clear violation of the legitimacy of Human Rights and International Law with its two humanitarian and general parts through targeting the innocent civilians and assaulting their right to live in peace and security.

The Ministry went on to say that Syria disapproves the silence of many sides at the international community, especially those who speak highly about the human rights, towards these blatant aggressions, the issue that encouraged the Israeli entity to continue its hostile acts on Syria which coincide with the crimes of the terrorist groups.

“Although Syrian Arab Republic calls upon the UN and the Human Rights Council to assume their responsibilities to condemn these Israeli aggressions that pose a new threat to the security and stability in the region, it ,at the same time, affirms its determination on its legitimate right to defend the sanctity and sovereignty of the Syrian territories and to protect its people from these aggressions in all legitimate means guaranteed by the international norms and charters”, the Ministry concluded.

Baraa Ali / Mazen Eyon