AMMAN, Saturday, September 12, 2020 (WAFA) – Jordan said last night that ending the 53-year-long Israeli occupation of the occupied Palestinian territories is the only way to achieve peace in the region.
Commenting on the announcement last night of the normalization of Bahraini-Israeli relations, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said that the change required and the basic step capable of achieving a just and comprehensive peace in the region is a change and a step that must come from Israel, which should stop its measures that undermine the two-state solution, end the illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories, and accept all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
He said in a statement that the base of the conflict is the Palestinian issue and that the condition for a just and comprehensive peace is the end of the occupation and the establishment of the independent and sovereign Palestinian state with occupied Jerusalem as its capital on the June 4, 1967 lines based on the two-state solution according to international law, the Arab Peace Initiative, and the land-for-peace formula.
Safadi added that there will not be a comprehensive and just peace, nor comprehensive security or stability unless all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people are met, foremost their right to freedom and an independent and sovereign state over all of their national territory in accordance with the two-state solution.
He stressed that Jordan will continue to work in coordination with other countries in order to achieve a just peace, which is a Jordanian, Palestinian and Arab strategic option, and which will not be comprehensive and permanent unless accepted and adopted by the people, on condition it fulfills all the rights of the Palestinian people in accordance with United Nations resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.
Safadi pointed out that the occupation is the cause and the reason for the conflict, and that its end according to the two-state solution is the only way to achieve a just, comprehensive and lasting peace.