UN: Israel’s post-war plans in Gaza against 2-state solution

NEW YORK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s so-called post-war plan for Gaza is against the two-state solution of Palestine and Israel, the UN spokesman said yesterday, as reported by the Anadolu Agency.

‘We’ve obviously seen those reports … First and foremost, it bears repeating, that we appeal for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, yet again, greater humanitarian access and an immediate and unconditional release of hostages,’ Stephane Dujarric told the reporters in New York.

He recalled Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ calls that ‘any sustainable solution for long-term peace must be in the framework of a two-state solution, and an end to the occupation and establishment of a fully independent, democratic, contiguous, sovereign and viable Palestinian State, of which Gaza is an integral part in line with international law, relevant UN resolutions and existing bilateral agreements’.

Dujarric’s remarks came after Netanyahu proposed to the Cabinet a plan for unlimited complete Israeli security
control over Gaza, and the closure of the UNRWA agency as part of his plan when the war on Gaza is over.

‘I would also add that we remain very concerned about the continuing rhetoric and plans and efforts that are undermining the work of UNRWA,’ Dujarric said.

He stressed that Netanyahu’s plan ‘goes against everything that we hope for, for the people of Gaza that we hope for, frankly, the ability of Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace side by side.’

Source: Palestine news and Information Agency – WAFA