Gaza's steadfastness shifts EU tone with emphasis on two-state solution

Palestine

Published: 2024-01-22 15:14

Last Updated: 2024-05-22 21:14


Gaza's steadfastness shifts EU tone with emphasis on two-state solution
Gaza's steadfastness shifts EU tone with emphasis on  two-state solution

After more than 108 days since the Israeli Occupation began its aggression on the Gaza Strip, targeting both people and infrastructure, the steadfastness of the Palestinian people on their land has led to a shift in the international tone, which initially supported the Israeli Occupation at the beginning of the aggression.

In this regard, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, emphasized the two-state solution on Monday, affirming that the Israeli Occupation cannot build peace "through military means alone."

Borrell's statements came ahead of anticipated talks with the Israeli Occupation and Palestinian foreign ministers.

He reiterated the condemnation issued by the United Nations, rejecting Israeli Occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "unacceptable" rejection of calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state after the Gaza war.

Officials in the European Union are moving towards confirming that the time has finally come to discuss a solution. A meeting is scheduled between the foreign ministers of the 27 EU member states and their Israeli Occupation counterpart, Yair Lapid, followed later by a separate meeting with their Palestinian counterpart, Riyad al-Maliki.

It is unlikely that a separate meeting between Lapid and al-Maliki will take place. European ministers will also meet with the foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

Borrell confirmed that he presented the EU ministers with a "comprehensive approach" to achieve a lasting peace, including the organization of an international conference.