Palestine Calls for Global Efforts to End Israeli Occupation
United Nations, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, today called for a global mobilization at all levels of society to end the Israeli occupation this year.
We must intensify efforts in governments, parliaments, universities, trade unions and in every possible space, so that 2017 is, in addition the year of the 50th anniversary of the illegal occupation, that of its definitive end, he warned in statements to Prensa Latina.
According to the diplomat, this is a crucial response, in order to avoid the success of new maneuvers aimed at diverting the international community from the solution of the two states, including an independent Palestinian, with East Jerusalem as its capital, borders Prior to June 1967 and living in peace with its Israeli neighbor.
The arrival of President Donald Trump to the White House and his ambiguous speech has revived the interest of Israel's most radical sectors to bury the solution of the two states, a scenario present this week during the visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington DC.
Trump told the visitor that 'I could live with the two states or with one.'
For Mansour, the threats to launch into the abyss the possibilities of lasting peace must be faced firmly.
The diplomat urged the international community not to allow disguising the essence of the problem, which in his view is none other than to remove obstacles for peace, such as Israeli occupation and colonization of the West Bank through settlements.
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