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International Solidarity Day with Palestine - by Stephen Lendman

Palestinians getting growing global support.

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Established by the UN in 1977, International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed on or around November 29.

The date commemorates November 29, 1947, the date UN Resolution 181 was adopted, despite Palestinian opposition. 

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Called the UN Partition Plan for Palestine, it granted 56% of historic Palestine to Jews (with one-third of the population), 42% to Palestinians.

In addition, Jerusalem was declared an international city (a corpus separatum - separate body) under a UN Trusteeship Council. It remains so today. The area included all Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Beit Sahour, to encompass Christian holy sites. 

Resolution 181 also called for an Independent Arab state by October 1, 1948, asking:

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"all Governments and peoples to refrain from taking any action which might hamper or delay the carrying out of these recommendations."

The Security Council was to take "the necessary measures as provided for in the plan for its implementation." It was to assure "a just and lasting peace...."

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