UN: "Denying Palestinians right to a state would prolong the conflict indefinitely"

United Nations Secretary Antonio Guterres said the conflict has become a grave threat to global peace and security

by Lorenzo Ciotti
UN: "Denying Palestinians right to a state would prolong the conflict indefinitely"
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“The refusal to accept the two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians and the denial of the right to a state to the Palestinian people is unacceptable. Denying Palestinians the right to a state would indefinitely prolong a conflict that has become a grave threat to peace and global security." This is the thought of Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General.

Guterres thus spoke out against Israel's refusal to accept the solution of a Palestinian state at the end of the conflict.

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And in the meantime, the situation in Gaza has become extremely dramatic. According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, at least 178 Palestinians have died in the last few hours while another 293 have been injured. The Palestinian death toll from the war between Israel and Hamas has risen to 25,105 dead and 62,681 wounded. 1,139 Israelis were killed in the October 7 attack. Furthermore, it should be noted that the war has displaced approximately 85% of Gaza's residents.

What is happening

White House National Security Advisor John Kirby explained during a press briefing: "President Joe Biden's view is that a two-state solution is the best way forward for the people of Gaza, for the people Palestinian, as well as for the Israeli people. Israel has the right to defend itself but hospitals must be protected as much as possible. The US does not want to see hospitals turned into war zones."

PNA Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki told Brussels: "I came here to tell my EU colleagues that the most important action to take is a ceasefire. We must collectively ask for a ceasefire, we cannot accept nothing less nor have hesitation. Every day we show hesitation innocents are killed - women, children, the elderly - and this is unacceptable. I expect condemnation of Netanyahu's statements that he rejects the two-state solution and sanctions against Netanyahu himself and those They are destroying the chances of peace in the Middle East."

In the meantime, Israel would have a proposal on the hostages, as announced by Benjamin Netanyahu, who however explained that he could not say anything else. The prime minister added: "Contrary to what is claimed, there is no sincere proposal from Hamas. I want to say this in the most explicit way, also because there is a lot of incorrect news that will certainly cause you pain."