The United Nations on Wednesday commemorated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, officially observed each year on 29 November.
Senior officials joined ambassadors and other representatives from the international community in New York to mark the international day.
In his message for the day, Secretary-General António Guterres said that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains one of the most intractable challenges facing the international community,
“Only constructive negotiations between the parties, in good faith, with support from the international community and adhering to long-standing United Nations resolutions and long-agreed parameters, will bring about a just and durable solution”, the UN chief said.
“What is needed, first and foremost, are leadership and political will. The efforts of civil society and those on all sides who seek to bridge the gap between Israelis and Palestinians also need to be supported”, added the UN chief.