The General Secretariat of the League of Arab States has called for the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinians to be documented. The issues should be brought to the attention of the global media and international legal authorities, it said.
Speaking at a ceremony hosted by the Arab League on Monday, the secretary general said that the regional Arab branch of the International Council on Archives is requested to take all possible measures to put this topic on the agenda of its annual conference. This, he said, will prevent Israel from destroying Palestinian records and help to stop its racist policies in Jerusalem wherein it is falsifying the facts and changing the Arab identity of the city with its Judaisation programme in the holy sites.
In a speech delivered on behalf of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, HH Shaikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, he asserted the historical responsibility and value of documents, which have become of paramount importance in the light of the challenging events being experienced by the Arab world. Facts, he claimed, are being distorted by plotters across the region. Official documentation, he said, is the cornerstone upon which future generations can assert their identity and history. Modern archiving methods should be adopted in order to preserve the history of the Arab world, concluded Shaikh Al-Qasimi.