The United Kingdom called on Israel for a sustainable ceasefire for a political solution that includes a Palestinian state

The Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, David Cameron. Europa Press/Contact/Tayfun Salci (Europa Press/Contact/Tayfun Sal/)

The Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, David Cameronhas advocated for a “sustainable ceasefire” in the Gaza Strip to achieve the delivery of humanitarian aid and the release of those kidnapped by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) during its October 7 attacks against Israel, in the face of to move towards “a long-term political solution” based on the two-state solution, including the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Cameron, who met with the Prime Minister of Israel on Wednesday, Benjamin Netanyahuand the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbashas revealed that he presented the Palestinian president “a plan to move forward from a pause, to deliver aid and remove hostages, towards a sustainable ceasefire that leads to a long-term political solution, including a Palestinian state.”

During their meeting, Abbas highlighted the “immediate urgency to end Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank, including Jerusalem (East)” and “accelerate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza and allow shelters and hospitals to carry out their tasks to alleviate the suffering of civilians.”

Abbas also called for “an end to the attacks by the occupation forces and terrorist settlers” and reiterated his rejection of the displacement of the population from any part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, before adding that “there is no military solution for the Strip.” of Gaza”, which he described as “an integral part of the Palestinian State”, as reported by the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

Likewise, he called on Israel “to put an end to its oppressive practices, its ethnic cleansing and the weakening of the two-state solution,” which he defended as the way to achieve “peace and security.” For this reason, he pointed out to Cameron that “recognizing the Palestinian State and supporting it to obtain its full membership in the United Nations through a decision of the Security Council are key points to implement a political solution based on international resolutions.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Europa Press/Contact/JINI
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Europa Press/Contact/JINI (Europa Press/Contact/JINI/)

Hours before this meeting, Cameron had met with Netanyahu to “discuss three key objectives”: “guarantee the immediate release of the hostages”, “increase aid to Gaza through more crossings” and “an immediate humanitarian pause that subsequently progresses towards a sustainable ceasefire”, as specified through a message in your account on social network X.

“No one wants to see this conflict drag on longer than necessary. “I will continue to work with partners to achieve lasting peace and security in the region.”said Cameron, who reiterated to Netanyahu the need to materialize the two-state solution, after ‘Bibi’s refusal to establish a Palestinian state.

Cameron conveyed to Israel the United Kingdom’s support for the “efforts to achieve the release of the 136 hostages in Gaza after the barbaric attack on October 7 by Hamas” and explained that “he wants to see an immediate humanitarian pause to remove the kidnapped and deliver aid that leads to a sustainable ceasefire without a return to hostilities.”

“To allow this, Hamas must agree to the release of all the hostages, they could not be in charge of Gaza and firing rockets at Israel and there must be an agreement for the Palestinian Authority to return to Gaza to provide governance, services and security,” he argued. , according to a statement published by his office through its website.

Along these lines, he stressed “the need for a political strategy to achieve long-term peace”based on “a credible and irreversible path to achieving a Palestinian State alongside Israel, allowing Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and security.”

Likewise, Cameron conveyed to Netanyahu “the urgency of allowing the delivery of a more significant amount of aid to Gaza to alleviate the desperate situation there” and the need for Israel to “open more border crossings with Gaza” and “support the United Nations to distribute aid effectively throughout Gaza.”

The British Foreign Secretary also stressed “the need for Israel to ensure an effective end to the conflict in Gaza and to take all possible measures to guarantee the safety of medical personnel and facilities,” in the face of reports of numerous attacks and assaults on hospitals. and medical centers.

(With information from Europa Press)