MEA – Today, Sunday, the Arab League called on the administration of US President Joe Biden to disavow his predecessor Donald Trump’s plan to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, known as the “Deal of the Century.”
The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said in a speech delivered on his behalf during a session of the Security Council on the situation in the Palestinian territories, “The League is urging the United States, under the administration of President Joe Biden, to engage more and more deeply in the peace process, in a manner that destroys The illusions created by his predecessor Trump’s administration, which are based on giving Israel everything and depriving the Palestinians of everything.
Aboul Gheit mentioned the involvement of democratic administrations in the peace process in the region, such as the Jimmy Carter administration that reached the Camp David peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, and the Bill Clinton administration “which put forward a bold initiative in 2000) to resolve the end of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, based on the basis of land for peace. .
He added, “The Arab League believes that the time has come for the United States to build on this courageous march, and to prove the ability to reach breakthroughs in resolving the conflict.”
Another “urgent appeal” was made to the international community, represented by the United Nations, the European Union, the non-aligned countries, and all international and regional organizations, “to continue to press for the two-state solution through negotiations only, and to prevent any regional powers from exploiting these negotiations to achieve goals on other fronts.”
Aboul Gheit called for a response to the Egyptian mediation “seeking to achieve this goal as soon as possible.”
He praised the efforts of China, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council for the month of May, considering the Security Council session “a test of the ability of the international system to deal with the situation, especially after it failed twice to adopt a declaration regarding the situation in the Palestinian territories.”
Aboul Gheit posed a number of questions, which he said that the Security Council must answer them, most notably, “Whether the United Nations rules relating to the protection of civilians apply to the Palestinian people, or do they only apply to settlers who seize Palestinian lands and attack the Palestinians in flagrant violation of Council resolutions. Security”.
“Doesn’t the current position require activating the principles of the responsibility to protect and human security agreed upon at the 2005 summit, and to protect the Palestinian people from Israeli oppression?” He asked. Will Israel remain outside international accountability?
Aboul Gheit called for the revival of the international quartet to mediate in the Middle East, in preparation for holding an international peace conference that would lead to the achievement of the two-state solution, by establishing a Palestinian state with full sovereignty over the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
“With this, Israel will only achieve security, not wars and attacks, as happened in Lebanon in 2006, and the wars on Gaza in 2008, 2012 and 2014, and what is happening now,” he said.