Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called for an international peace conference on February 5th, according to Asharq Al-Awsat and agencies.
In a meeting with the UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, the president stressed the importance of establishing talks regarding an Israeli withdrawal, carried out under international resolutions within a specified timeline.
Such measures, he insisted, are crucial in enabling a Palestinian state to attain its political and economic responsibilities to the Palestinian peoples in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza.
He specified that preventing further displacement of Palestinians, attacks by Israeli occupation forces and settlers, and ensuring the release of all Palestinian clearance funds, were also essential.
Addressed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Abbas urged an increase in international efforts to bring an end to the ongoing Israeli military campaign in Gaza, with a withdrawal of its forces from the strip with the return of occupied land.
The Palestinian president also emphasised demands for increased humanitarian aid “amid the current harsh weather conditions” in Gaza.
Asharq Al-Awsat / agencies