Wed Nov 22 2017, 1:44:09 +03

US shift on two-state solution doesn’t make sense: Palestinians

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(Ramallah-AlummahWorld, Jumada Al-Ualaa 20, 1438, February 17, 2017)US President Donald Trump’s break with decades of support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is irresponsible and does not advance peace, a senior Palestinian said.

On Tuesday, a senior White House official said the United States would no longer seek to dictate the terms of any eventual peace settlement by insisting on a Palestinian state alongside Israel, but would support whatever the two sides agree to together.

Many experts of international affairs ruled out any possibility of acceptance of the new approach as Palestinians denounced it.

The Palestinian presidency cautiously announced Wednesday, its willingness to deal positively with the American president Donald Trump administration to achieve peace.

Palestinian presidency in statement published by WAFA news agency announced adherence to two-state solution option according international law that ensures ending Israeli occupation to Palestinian territory and assure establishment of an independent Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as capital on the borders of June 1967 to live in peace and security alongside with the State of Israel.

The statement came following the press conference between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Trump in Washington.

It also called on Netanyahu to respond positively to US President Donald Trump request and the international community to halt all settlement activities, including in occupied East Jerusalem.

The presidency added that Netanyahu has been repeating his dictative language and that Israeli control of the eastern border of the Palestine occupied territory is still going.

Palestinian presidency explained that Israeli government insists to destroy the two-state option through the continuation of settlements and imposing facts on the ground, which will lead to more extremism and instability, stressing extremism and terrorism in all its forms.