RAMALLAH, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates today welcomed the international consensus, which it said in a statement was evident in the speeches and positions of world leaders at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly that were in line with UN resolutions and international law that stressed the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian land.
Nevertheless, the Ministry said it “considers this consensus and those positions insufficient unless they are accompanied by practical measures and steps that lead to protecting the two-state solution and ensuring its implementation on the ground by forcing the occupying power to stop the seizure of land, settlement construction, and all its violations and crimes against our people, their property, and holy places, including halting the Judaization of Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Palestine, and attempts to separate it from its Palestinian surroundings.”
It said the international community should force Israel “to engage in a real peace process in accordance with international peace references, including the Arab Peace Initiative, which calls to ending the occupation and enabling our people to establish their state on the June 4, 1967, borders.”
The Foreign Ministry urged the countries that advocate the two-state solution, especially the US administration, to recognize the State of Palestine as this would guarantee implementation and protection of the two-state solution, calling on the US administration and all countries, especially the members of the UN Security Council, to support full membership of the State of Palestine in the United Nations.
“What is required internationally is to adhere to the two-state solution in structure and substance and to take international measures to ensure its implementation on the ground without any manipulation of its terms under any flimsy Israeli considerations or arguments such as security arrangements or others,” it said. “The two-state solution is the product of a historical compromise between the Palestinian and Israeli sides and therefore it is not open for bargaining, short-cutting, redaction, or splitting it in any way in order to achieve a just political solution for our people that guarantees recognition by the Israeli side and the international community of the just and legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people, their right for return in accordance with Resolution 194 and the Arab Peace Initiative, and their right to self-determination and the establishment of their independent state on the June 4, 1967, borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
Source: Palestine News & info Agency