King Abdullah of Jordan
King Abdullah of Jordan said that the continued absence of prospects for a just, comprehensive, and lasting solution to the Palestinian cause is a serious threat to regional and global stability and security.
According to MENAFN news site, King Abdullah’s statements came in a letter to the chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Cheikh Niang, on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People marked annually on 29 November.
In the letter, King Abdullah warned that one-sided measures including land appropriation, and violation of international law and human rights would only fuel conflict and frustration, thus empowering extremism.
The King of Jordan called for stepping up efforts to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution, which would achieve just and comprehensive peace, leading to the establishment of the independent, sovereign, and viable Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital the solution in line with international law and relevant UN resolutions.
The King stated that the two-state solution is the only realistic and implementable solution that stands as an alternative to an apartheid state with unequal laws.
He stressed Jordan's commitment to the Hashemite Custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, noting that the entire international community has a responsibility towards safeguarding the holy city.
Jordan will continue working to preserve the Arab identity of Jerusalem and support the steadfastness of Arab Jerusalemites, while countering any attempts to alter the historical and legal status quo in the holy city, the King was quoted by the same source as further stating.
The Jordanian head of state also underscored the importance of resolving the final status of refugees to ensure the right of return and compensation, noting the need to provide support for UNRWA to enable it to continue its humanitarian services and duties towards Palestinian refugees.
Also in the letter, the King expressed support for the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in its efforts to galvanize international support for the Palestinian cause, commending its role in defending the rights of the Palestinian people.