The headline recalls that Antigua and Barbuda was the first Caribbean country to issue a statement when the initial round of hostilities took place, in which Hamas infiltrated and killed Israeli civilians.
Our position then was to condemn acts of violence, and our position remains consistent. That is why we have no difficulty supporting the Jordan resolution, Greene explained.
The resolution calls for immediate, safe, and unrestricted humanitarian access for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (Unrwa) and other UN humanitarian agencies and their implementing partners.
It also demanded the revocation of Israel’s order for Palestinian civilians and United Nations personnel to evacuate all areas of the northern Gaza Strip to the south.
The Jordanian text was modified by an interpretation of Canada that we did not like, but once they returned to the Jordanian resolution with all the components, Antigua and Barbuda supported it without problems because we believe that the force used by Israel is disproportionate, he noted. the minister
Greene recalled the historical context surrounding the conflict between Israel and Palestine, which dates back more than 75 years, and said that the original principles of the UN’s position on this issue must be respected.
In the meantime, what we are looking for is a sustainable and immediate humanitarian truce because the killing must stop. Diplomacy is working, and I must congratulate the other 119 countries that voted on this, he said.
He also praised the work of the ambassadors of Antigua and Barbuda around the world in expressing the need for a humanitarian response to this conflict.
Antigua and Barbuda is one of the 12 Caricom countries that chose to support the non-binding UN General Assembly resolution proposed by Jordan, which was adopted by 120 votes in favor, 14 against, and 45 abstentions.