The Palestine Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdallah Abu Shawesh, has said only proper application of international law and convention can end the Israeli-Hamas war.
He said this would guarantee the sovereignty of the Palestine state.
The PUNCH reported that he said this during an interaction with select journalists in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, international laws and conventions have always been in favour of Israel, which he said emboldened Israel to continue its “atrocities” against the people of Palestine.
The ambassador said the United Nations Security Council meant to maintain world peace had been handicapped by the ongoing war.
Shawesh said: “The international law is what all the countries in the international community stand firm to maintain. Unfortunately, Israel, backed by some Western countries, sees itself above international law.
“When it comes to international law, it applies to African countries and the Middle East countries, except Israel. And this is because of the immunity Israel enjoys.
“I can tell you that the United Nations Security Council that is supposed to maintain world peace is completely paralysed when it comes to issues about Israel.”
Shawesh, however, urged Nigerians and the rest of the world not to be carried away by Israeli propaganda on the recent attacks on Hamas.
He added that the history of the crises should be studied to know about the “atrocities” the Israeli government had committed against Palestine.
Shawesh, however, said Palestinians, irrespective of their religion, are united against Israeli “atrocities” against them.
He added that Palestinians would continue to protect their territories against Israeli occupation.
At least over 2000 persons have been killed on both sides since Hamas attacked Israel earlier in the week.