CAIRO — The foreign minister on Saturday encouraged Israel to come back to negotiations predicated on a two-state alternative for the Israeli-Palestinian battle, before the transition into a brand new U.S. administration.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki’s remarks came at a joint announcement with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry along with Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.
At a news conference following his meeting, al-Malki explained that the Palestinian Authority is prepared to collaborate with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, on the grounds of achieving a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital territory Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war.
“We’re ready for collaboration and handling the new U.S. government, and we’re hoping it would re-draw its ties with the nation of Palestine,” he explained.
The diplomat said coordination with Cairo and Amman is a”center point” that could establish a”beginning point” in addressing the incoming Biden management. Egypt and Jordan are near U.S. allies.
Palestinian negotiators have suffered a lot of setbacks below the Trump government, also complained about what they say are biased pro-Israel measures from Washington.
The global community believes both regions to be inhabited land, and the Palestinians find them as elements of a future independent nation.
Israel annexed east Jerusalem and considers it a portion of its funding — a measure which isn’t internationally recognized.
Israel has assembled a far-flung community of settlements that house almost 700,000 Jewish settlers from the West Bank and Jerusalem because of their catch in 1967.
The Palestinians need both lands for their upcoming state and see the settlements as a breach of global law and an obstacle to peace — a situation with broad global support.
Al-Malki also said they’ve returned to security coordination with Israel, following Israeli police sent a”message, to the very first time, which they’re abiding by all arrangements” created with the Palestinians.
In May, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared that the PA would cut ties with Israel, for example, safety manipulation, after Israel’s assurance to annex large areas of the occupied West Bank.
In a statement after their meeting, the three ministers said they’d operate to rally international support against Israel’s”unlawful measures” that include settlements’ growth, demolishing dozens of homes, and reestablish their territory.
“All these are fictitious Israeli actions on the ground that influence all possibilities to achieve a comprehensive peace process which may only occur by the two-state solution,” explained Safadi, Jordan’s leading diplomat, in the news conference.