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Premier: Netherlands, EU, and rest of world countries must hasten to recognize state of Palestine to save two-state solution

 

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, August 06, 2019 (WAFA) – Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh stressed that the Netherlands, along with the European Union and the rest of the world countries, which have not recognized the Palestinian state and are committed to supporting the two-state solution, must hasten to recognize the state of Palestine on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital in order to save the two-state solution from collapse.

This came during a meeting with Dutch ambassador Kees Van Baar at the premier’s office in Ramallah, where they discussed the latest political developments in Palestine.

Shtayyeh said that there is a systematic destruction by Israel and the US administration of the chances of establishing a Palestinian state in an attempt to preserve the status quo, particularly through the isolation and blockade of Gaza, settlement expansion, land expropriation, and removing Jerusalem from any political solution.

He asked: “what does the EU expect from the US deal of the century which has not been presented nor discussed and which part of it has already been implemented on the ground?

Shtayyeh stressed that the assistance provided to the families of martyrs and prisoners in Israeli jails  was agreed upon in the Oslo agreement, affirming that ‘we will continue to support them’.

The premier praised the efforts of the Netherlands and the European Union to support the building of the institutions of a Palestinian state and development projects there.

T.R.

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