RIYADH: A leading Saudi Arabia’s newspaper has claimed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supports Palestinian cause at all levels to ensure establishment of independent state with East Jerusalem (Al-Quds) as its capital.
In its editorial, Al-Bilad newspaper said that the Kingdom’s principled and firm position towards the Palestinian cause is seen as cornerstone of strengthening resilience of Palestinian people to confront crimes of Israeli occupation.
The paper further said, Saudi Arabia is supporting the Palestinian cause at all political, economic and social levels to achieve a fair, comprehensive and permanent solution that protects legitimate rights of Palestinian people.
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While flanked by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump had on Jan 27 unveiled the Middle East Peace Plan, preemptively rejected by the Palestinian leadership. Trump’s plan provides route to the Palestinian state with support for the illegitimate settlement of Israel. It proposes Jerusalem as undivided capital of Israel.
In Nov 2019, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh had condemned the US announcement declaring Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank as legal.
In response to the United States’ Peace Plan for the Middle East, the Foreign Office on Jan 28 said Pakistan supported a two-state solution between Palestine and Israel, as enshrined in the relevant Security Council and General Assembly Resolutions.
Pakistan continues to support a just and lasting solution of the Palestinian issue, through dialogue and negotiations, that leads to the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinians, including the right of self-determination, the FO had said.
“We renew our call for the establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous State of Palestine, on the basis of internationally-agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders, and with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital,” it had said.