The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said in a press statement yesterday that is welcomes the United Nations Security Council support for a 2- state solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The ministry added, a statement released by Belgium, the Council’s current president, is based on related UN resolutions.
It “expresses an international consensus that sticks to a peace process in the Middle East based on the principle of a two-state solution," the statement said.
On Monday, the Council called on all parties to maintain their support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
“Council Members reiterated their support for a negotiated two-state solution… where two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders,” said the statement released by Belgium, and supported by all 14 other members, including the United States.
Also Tuesday, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned an announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to build 3,500 housing units in a new settlement in E1 area, east of occupied Jerusalem.
“The ministry believes that Netanyahu’s announcement about settlement projects is an implementation of the terms of the so-called deal of the century in order to create new facts on the ground through US support, and to undermine any opportunity to create a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital,” it said in a statement.
Source: Sharq Al-awsat