Wed 29 Nov 2023 4:54 pm - Jerusalem Time
UN calls for “irreversible” movement towards a two-state solution
Today, Wednesday, the United Nations called on the international community to move towards a two-state solution to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, saying that Jerusalem should be the capital of two states.
The Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Tatiana Valovaya, said in a speech written by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, that “it has been a long time since we had to move in a firm and irreversible way towards a two-state solution, on the basis of United Nations resolutions and international law.”
She added that this means "Israel and Palestine coexist side by side in peace and security, with Jerusalem becoming the capital of the two states."
These comments coincide with the United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which is celebrated annually, and coincides with the issuance of the decision to divide Palestine into two states and place Jerusalem under international rule.
Calls for a two-state solution increased following the Hamas attack on the towns surrounding Gaza on October 7, followed by a war that Israel is still waging against the Gaza Strip to this day, which led to the death of more than 15,000 Palestinians, the majority of whom were children and women. A terrible humanitarian disaster in the Strip.
The Palestinian delegate to the United Nations in Geneva, Ibrahim Khreisha, said that the current war on Gaza is a wake-up call to the international community to support the two-state solution.
He added, "The two-state solution is difficult after the (Israeli) settlement and the reduction of (territories), but it is still possible if the will is present."
He continued, "This is the right moment. This is a good thing for Israel, by the way. If they do not accept the idea, it will be too late for them, not for us."