Palestinians need freedom, independence as much as they need economic support — Safadi

FM takes part in donor countries meeting to support Palestinian economy

By JT – Jan 31,2018 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL

An excavator demolishes a building after Israeli forces’ wide-scaled operations in Isawiya district of East Jerusalem on Tuesday (Anadolu Agency photo)

AMMAN — Jordan has reiterated that ending the Israeli occupation and the emergence of a sovereign Palestinian state is the sole path to peace.

In remarks at Wednesday’s Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) meeting that was held in Brussels by Norway and the EU, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said that the envisioned state should be established in line with relevant terms of reference, especially the Arab Peace Initiative and international legitimacy resolutions, within the June 4, 1967 lines and with East Jerusalem as its capital, to live side by side with Israel.

Safadi highlighted the importance of intensifying international efforts to launch an effective drive to work out a feasible solution, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

He added that the meeting stressed the centrality of the conflict and its international repercussions.

Subsequently, he said, this highlights the importance of launching an intentional effort that engages Europe, the US, Japan, Russia, China and all countries to solve this conflict. 

The minister referred to His Majesty King Abdullah’s confirmation that Jerusalem with its status to followers of the three Abrahamic religions is the key to peace, stressing that the city has to be a symbol of peace …

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