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Foreign Minister: Peace principle is not on Israel's agenda

Foreign Minister: Peace principle is not on Israel's agenda

Cairo, Thursday, September 9, 2021 (WAFA) - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad al-Maliki said today that what Naftali Bennett has been doing since he assumed office as Israeli Prime Minister confirms that the principle of peace based on a two-state solution and the establishment of the State of Palestine is no longer part of the Israeli political agenda.

Speaking before the 156th regular session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the level of Arab foreign ministers, al-Maliki said that "Bennett had undermined any possibility of political negotiations, and had affirmed his determination to continue settlement, confiscation, demolition, premeditated killing and violation of the basic rights of the Palestinians, destruction of the economy and prolonging the blockade of Gaza."

Al-Maliki stressed the need for the international community to abide by international law in accountability for the occupying state, and the need to end the suffering of the Palestinian people and give them justice by building their state on 22 percent of the historic land of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

He urged an end to the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip, and called for and end to settler terrorism against defenseless Palestinian citizens, as well as an end to the Israeli apartheid system.

Al-Maliki added that "we need a new US vision, not just new words, that translates words into action to achieve the goal of correcting the mistakes of the previous administration."



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