Shadi Mahmood – Translation
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for an end to the conflict between the Palestinians and the Zionists, calling for peace and an end to the Zionist occupation has existed since “1967” the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
He said Ki-moon in a message on the occasion of “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”, which falls today, distributed by the UN office in Beirut, he was “still aim is to bring just and lasting peace yearned to generations and generations of Palestinians and Zionists, peace that ends the occupation has existed since 1967 and put an end to the conflict and ensure the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with sovereignty viable and living side by side with the safe entity. “
He added, “I urge the Zionists and Palestinian leaders to demonstrate what Athlon foresight and determination, and also urge the international community to help them in the construction of a credible political path leads to the achievement of the legitimate aspirations of both sides.”
He noted that he “has been 65 years since the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Resolution 181, which proposed the division of the territory under Mandate (Palestine) into two .. The longer we wait to achieve a two-state solution which has been observed by both Israel and the Palestinians.”
He said that “in the midst of these multiple challenges in achieving the Palestinians their legitimate aspirations to statehood, it has decided to seek the center state control is a member of the General Assembly. This is left to decide where to Member States. However, it is important to address all parties concerned this issue addressed responsible and constructive. “
“I pledge to do everything in my power to support the achievement of this goal. And I, in our celebration of this International Day, counting on all parties concerned to cooperate with each other in order to translate this solidarity into positive action in order to achieve peace.”
“In my last trip I visited the Middle East following the dramatic escalation of violence in Gaza and the entity, you witness once again to the disastrous consequences, especially for the civilian population, resulting from the failure to reach a lasting settlement to this conflict.”
He pointed out that “with the continued rapid and profound change witnessed by the Middle East, the need to intensify the international community and the parties efforts for peace more urgent than ever.”
Ban called for maintaining the cease-fire agreement that was concluded last week and on the war on Gaza, ending more than a week of devastating violence in Gaza and southern entity.
“I do not need to find a definitive solution to the issues that remained outstanding since the adoption of Security Council resolution 1860 in January 2009, the end closure policy, and prevent illicit arms trafficking, and reconciliation between Palestinian factions. Unity of the Palestinian ranks, which supports two-state solution through negotiation is indispensable for the establishment of a Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank. “
Urged to “maintain the commendable achievements made by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank through its efforts to build a state, as well as to maintain the unity of the Palestinian land it needs.”
Ban said that “the continuation of settlement activities in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is contrary to the provisions of international law .. and must be stopped.”
He added that “unilateral action taken on the ground will not be accepted by the international community.”
He noted that the entity is “still build the wall in the occupied West Bank in violation of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice in this regard.”
Ban noted that also worried “by the escalation of violence by settlers and the resulting injuries among the Palestinians and damage to their property.”