Switzerland ready to mediate between Israel and Palestine

  02 July 2020    Read: 659
Switzerland ready to mediate between Israel and Palestine

Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga spoke to President Reuven Rivlin Thursday by phone and expressed concern over Israel's plans to move forward with annexation of parts of the West Bank, AzVision.az reports citing RIA Novosti.

Sommaruga also emphasized that annexation goes against international law, and added that Switzerland is ready to use its "well-proven mediation skills" to help on reinstall a meaningful dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians.

On January 28, US President Donald Trump presented a peace settlement plan known as the"deal of the century." The Palestinians and several countries did not accept the proposal. As they believe it, deprives the Palestinians of their rights to the territories provided for in the UN resolutions. The head of the Palestinian national authority, Mahmoud Abbas, also rejected the new plan, saying that the Palestinians insist on recognizing their state within the borders of 1967 with Jerusalem as its capital.

On May 19, Abbas said that Palestinedecided to terminate all agreements with Israel and the United States against the background of the Israeli government's intentions to Annex Palestinian lands.


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