The Palestinian Foreign Ministry welcomed recent comments by US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides, but urged concrete action.
Nides criticized Jewish settlement in the West Bank and affirmed that the two-state solution is the best way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
However, the Foreign Ministry considered these statements insufficient and assured that they “lose luster to become repetitive phrases to get rid of any media or political embarrassment.”
“When will the US administration decide that it is time to implement its promises, fulfill its obligations and translate everything it says on the Palestinian issue into practical steps?” it asked.
The absence of answers to such questions keeps us at the same point and in the first box of Washington’s promises, the ministry said.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh last month called on the White House to act to stop the crimes of its ally Israel in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
During a meeting with a delegation of 30 members of the Republican Party, the head of government affirmed that the US administration can force Tel Aviv to stop its aggression against the Palestinian people if it so wishes.
A few days earlier, the spokesman for the Palestinian National Authority, Nabil Abu Rudeina, made a similar pronouncement, calling on that nation to honor its commitments.
“It is time to turn words into deeds”, the strategy of condemnation is no longer viable, Rudeina said in a statement.