PLO Works with France for Successful Int’l Conf. on Mideast peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara speak to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) in Jerusalem Sept. 30, 2016. Government Press Office handout.


Gaza,  28 Rabiul Awwal 1438/28 December 2016 (MINA) – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) stated support to France in lobbying for an international conference on the Middle East peace process, due in Paris next month.

“We will work closely with France to ensure that the planned conference will lay down the mechanisms for activation of the relevant UN Security Council  (UNSC) and General Assembly resolutions,” the PLO Executive Committee said in a press release on Tuesday tonight.

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The statement, carried by WAFA news agency, was issued on the sidelines of a PLO Executive Committee meeting in Ramallah chaired by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

“We hope the planned conference will be empowered enough to lay out a specific timeframe for the establishment of the state of Palestine within the pre-June 4, 1967, borderlines, as per the provisions of the international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative,” the statement said.

The executive committee urged the UN Security Council to review through a positive perspective its stance on the State of Palestine’s request for full UN membership and realization of the two-state vision for solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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It called on the International Criminal Court to open a probe into the Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem.

The committee also called on the UN member states to boycott all products of the illegal settlements in keeping with the provisions of the UN Security Council Resolution 2334. (T/RS05/RS01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)