Presidential Spokesperson: Israeli Government Must Meet Palestinian Demands to Overcome Peace Impasse

RAMALLAH, May 7, 2015 (WAFA) – Presidential Spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh stated Thursday, following the formation of new Israeli coalition government, that the latter has to accept the two-state solution, among other demands,  to overcome the current impasse in the peace process.

To overcome the current impasse in the peace process, Abu Rudeineh stressed that Israel must meet a number of Palestinian demands; including accepting the two-state solution, and halting settlement construction throughout the Palestinian territories as well as the policy of aggression, violations and arbitrary measures against the Palestinian people.

He added that in the wake of the formation of the new right-wing Israeli coalition government, the State of Palestine would pursue its international actions to accede to UN organizations and treaties in order to safeguard the Palestinian people’s rights.

The top Palestinian official said in conclusion that the Palestinian leadership is awaiting for the conclusion of Palestinian and Arab consultations in order to submit a UN Security Council draft resolution setting a deadline for ending the Israeli occupation.

He stressed that the Palestinian leadership would further continue to prepare and submit to the International Criminal Court (ICC) all files and cases [documenting Israeli crimes committed against Palestinians].

Abu Rudeineh’s remarks came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to hammer together a coalition government just ahead of a midnight deadline.