The Maldives has urged the United Nations to take decisive action in response to the widespread atrocities committed by Israel against the Palestinian people. During the Tenth Emergency Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly, convened to address Israel’s illegal actions in occupied Palestinian Territory, the Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN, Thilmeeza Hussain, strongly denounced Israel’s attacks.
She emphasized that the current violence is not merely the outcome of a conflict that began in October of this year. Instead, it represents the continuation of decades of Israeli oppression of the Palestinian population, resulting in numerous deaths and profound losses across generations.
Thilmeeza underscored that approximately one million children make up half of the Palestinian population, with a third of them being under the age of ten. She argued that categorizing the loss of these young lives as “collateral damage” is a severe violation of universally accepted ethical principles and international law. Such a stance tarnishes the moral integrity of any society that tolerates it.
Thilmeeza reiterated the unequivocal condemnation of the Government of Maldives for the attacks on hospitals, residential areas, places of worship, and humanitarian workers. She called upon the UN General Assembly to take resolute action to put an end to the mass forced displacement in Gaza and to halt the violence against civilians.
Furthermore, Maldives is one of the co-sponsors of the UNGA resolution put forth on Monday, which calls for an immediate ceasefire and unrestricted delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.