Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, president of the National Human Rights Committee, participated in the extraordinary meeting of the the Executive Committee of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions in Amman, Jordan to discuss the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, to come out with a clear position and a unified plan of action to support and protect the rights of the Palestinian people in accordance with the international legal mechanisms. In his speech at the meeting, Al-Marri said that the decision of the American administration to regard Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli occupation state violates resolutions of the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly, the International Court of Justice and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Dr. Al-Marri said that this decision constitutes a grave violation of human rights, as it will undoubtedly entail a violation of a package of individual and collective rights of the Palestinian people living under the scourge of the occupation. Dr. Al-Marri appreciated the just and courageous decision taken by the UN General Assembly on Thursday, December 21, in which 128 members voted in favor to nine against, which calls on everyone not to change the character of Jerusalem, its status or its demographic structure, and affirms that any other decision shall be null and void and has no legal effect, which is considered a historic position against the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In his speech, the President of the National Human Rights Committee pointed out that the legitimate resistance of the Palestinian people against the brutal Israeli occupation is an inherent human right and that the right to self-determination of peoples is one of the fundamental principles of international law, including the right to have an independent state “Palestine”. Dr. Al-Marri urged all organizations, specialized agencies and United Nations organizations to continue to support the Palestinian people and to assist them in achieving their right to self-determination as soon as possible. The President of the National Human Rights Committee also called on the international community to take serious and speedy action to end the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 based on the relevant UN resolutions. While respecting and maintaining the unity, and integrity of the entire occupied Palestinian territory, including the city of Jerusalem. At the end of his speech, Al-Marri also stressed the necessity of continuing material and moral support and diplomatic mobilization for the Palestinian cause and the historic rights of the brotherly Palestinian people. The Arab Network of National Institutions shall organize an international conference in Algeria on the situation of human rights in the occupied territories, which aims to affirm the legal status of the occupied land, call for the occupying state to apply the provisions of international humanitarian law and international human rights law to the population and the land it occupies, and to investigate the criminal responsibility of the occupying Power and its leaders for violations of international law, as well as the obstacles to achieving the 2030 SDGs under occupation, and the strategies and options that international law provides for the Palestinians, especially after the status of Palestine as a non-member state of the United Nations.