TWO-STATE SOLUTION ONLY WAY TO RESOLVE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT, UN OFFICIAL SAYS

Doha – United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolay Mladenov said Sunday that the two-state solution was the ideal one for ending the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

He added that resolving the conflict will also be the guarantee of success of the international community’s counter-terrorism efforts. Mladenov said during a session entitled Political Crises and Their Implications on the Stability of the Middle-East that the current status quo on Palestinian land is unsustainable and can explode at any moment. The panel discussion was part of the schedule of the 17th Doha Forum.

The UN official noted that trust between Palestinians and Israelis was eroding with each passing day due to violence. He also warned that the continuation of the settlement policy was an obstacle to the two-state solution. He added that the land which will be used in the two-state solution was being lost to the settlement policies in the West Bank.

Mladenov also highlighted deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Gaza strip due to the siege and said that they were unacceptable. He called on the international community to put more effort to prevent another potential conflict in the region. He said that the UN Secretary-General has proposed diplomatic protection, adding that the Security Council must work on limiting crises given it has the legal framework to do so on the ground. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency