China Proposes to Help Facilitate Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

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Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

As part of China’s most recent efforts to mediate conflicts in the region, the Chinese foreign minister recently informed his Palestinian and Israeli colleagues that China is prepared to assist in the facilitation of negotiations for peace between both sides.

In two distinct phone conversations with the two officials that took place on Monday, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang voiced China’s concern about the escalating tensions between Israelis and Palestinians as well as China’s support for the restart of peace talks, according to remarks made by the Foreign Ministry late Monday night.

In China, Iran and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement at the end of last month to revive their diplomatic ties, which had been severed in 2016. China’s potential to be a conciliatory player throughout the Middle East was demonstrated by a spectacular moment of negotiation that Beijing hailed as evidence of the country’s ability to do so.

According to a statement that was released about the phone contact, Qin emphasized to Foreign Minister of Israel Eli Cohen that Iran and Saudi Arabia are setting a positive example of mending disagreements via communication. Qin’s comments were included in the statement.

He said to Cohen that Beijing supports the Palestinians and Israel if they demonstrate political bravery and take moves to get back to peace talks. Those are the two things that Beijing wants to see from them. “China is ready to offer convenience for this,” he was reported as saying at one point.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the Palestinians and Israel have not engaged in serious peace negotiations about the resolution of their century-long war.

The government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dedicated to expanding enclaves in the West Bank under Israeli occupation, which the majority of the globe considers unlawful and a barrier to peace.

Additionally, several of his most important allies are staunchly in contrast to the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state.

According to a statement released by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cohen stated that his nation was committed to decreasing tensions, but he also indicated that the matter appeared to be quite difficult to address in the short term.

There was no mention of peace discussions with the Palestinians in the statement that was released by the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The statement claimed that Cohen and Qin highlighted the necessity of keeping tranquility at the Temple Mount, especially during the closing days of Ramadan, which is the Muslim holy month.

According to the report, Cohen warned China about the danger posed by Iran’s nuclear program and appealed to Beijing for assistance in thwarting Tehran’s efforts to acquire nuclear weapons.

According to a second declaration, Qin also conveyed to Riyad al-Maliki, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that China is ready and eager to take an active part in the reopening of discussions.

Tuesday, a representative for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs named Wang Wenbin acknowledged that Qin had reached out to both officials. He emphasized that there is never a point in time when it is too late to behave ethically.

The Israeli police conducted a raid on Jerusalem’s most sacred holy site, the compound that is housed in the Al-Aqsa mosque, which sparked an escalation in the amount of violence that has occurred in the West Bank and Israel this month.

After terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired rocket attacks at Israel, the Israeli military carried out airstrikes on locations connected to the Palestinian organization Hamas in Lebanon in the southern region and in Gaza Strip.

The mosque is located on a disputed hilltop that is recognized as the most sacred place in Judaism and the 3rd most sacred place in the religion of Islam.

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