Palestine’s looking to South Africa to help negotiate peace in the Middle – East

Palestine is looking to South Africa to assist in negotiating peace in the Middle-East in the UN security council following “threats” from the US Government.

Palestine’s ambassador to South Africa, Hashem Dajani said that his country sees the United States Administration decision to close the Palestinian Liberation Offices (PLO) offices in Washington as a “threat”.

American government spokesperson, Heather Nauert announced that the Trump administration decided to terminate the Palestinian n mission in Washington as the PLO had not “taken steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel”.

Ambassador Dajani told M&G that, “it is really a dangerous escalation to show that the United States is willing to disband the international system to protect Israel’s crimes”.

“The rights of the Palestinian people are not for sale and we will not succumb to United States threats. We will continue our legitimate struggle for freedom, justice and independence by all political and legal means possible,” he further said.

The Ambassador hailed South Africa for its solidarity with Palestinians. Dajani said he hopes that South Africa will use its seat in the UN security council to advocate for peace in the Middle East and the entire World.  South Africa was elected to serve on the UN Security Council for the 2019-2020 term.

 

Source: Mail and Guardian

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