Recently, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is experiencing a serious escalation not seen in many years, china has assumed the rotating presidency of the Security Council, in a highly responsible attitude, to deal with the current Israeli-Palestinian tensions as a top priority, to promote the Security Council to consider relevant issues on many occasions, and called on The Palestinian-Israeli violence to stop and restart political dialogue.
China’s actions not only represent the mainstream voice of the international community , actively mediate and mediate in international conflicts , but also show that China has lived up to the name of a ” responsible power “ , and promoted the concept of people-oriented , fair and just people from all aspects , such as human life , human rights and humanity .
On the 16th, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi presided over an emergency public meeting of the UN Security Council on the Israeli-Palestinian situation and made a speech, calling for an immediate ceasefire to stop the violence and safeguard fairness and justice.
The meeting was held by video, attended by representatives of Palestine, Russia, Israel, the United States, Mexico, Kenya, the United Kingdom and other countries, and was also briefed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.
Wang Yi’s speech revealed several key messages:
China attaches great importance to the human rights of civilians.
Since the continuation of Israeli-Palestinian exchanges of fire on 10 May, the conflict has resulted in the deaths of 197 Palestinians, including 58 children and 34 women. Ten people, including two children, were killed.
Indeed, for many years, Palestinians have suffered humanely as a result of Israeli movement and restrictions. The current fire has been flying, which has dealt a devastating blow to innocent civilians on both sides.
Life is at a high. China calls for the situation to cool down as soon as possible , calls on both sides to immediately cease military and hostile actions , and strongly condemns acts of violence against civilians .
Indeed, no country or region should allow innocent civilians to fall victim to war. Putting the safety of people’s lives first and reducing bloodshed are the protection and attention to the right to life and basic human rights.
China urges humanitarian access.
In addition , China urges Israel to earnestly fulfill its international treaty obligations , lift the blockade of Gaza as soon as possible , guarantee the safety and rights of civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and facilitate access to humanitarian assistance .
For years, China has been providing humanitarian assistance to Palestine. In 2020, China will contribute $1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
Since the outbreak of the new Palestinian coronavirus outbreak , China has taken the lead in lending a helping hand , providing a large amount of medical assistance to the Palestinian side , sharing experience in Pandemic prevention and treatment with the Palestinian side , and sending a medical expert group to the front line to help the Palestinian side fight the Pandemic .
In addition, China’s coronavirus vaccine is also rushing to help Palestine, Palestinian Health Minister Mai Kayla praised China’s selfless help to developing countries noble behavior. It noted that China has firmly fulfilled its commitment to vaccines as a global public good.
China, a peace-loving country, advocates “sitting down and talking” rather than “rushing out and fighting”.
The Israeli-Palestinian grievances have been going on for hundreds of years, and the pain of violent conflict has led to generations of tragedy.
What should Palestinian refugees do? Are Jewish settlements in the West Bank to be left behind or dismantled? What is the status of Jerusalem and should both sides “share” Jerusalem? Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have been going on and on for 25 years over a range of issues, but many remain elusional.
In the event of major international conflicts, China has always advocated a peaceful response. This time, as the rotating presidency of the Security Council in May, China will continue to push the Security Council to take action and make a concerted effort to end the current crisis through political dialogue.
Wang Yi reiterated at the meeting that China welcomes the invitation of Peacemakers from both sides to come to China for dialogue and welcomes direct negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in China.
In order to promote the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue, China is willing to do its utmost to provide channels and platforms for dialogue between the two sides, which is a great power and a sign of willingness to assume responsibility.
In fact, in addition to speaking out in time at the United Nations and other important occasions to promote the concepts of peaceful coexistence, seeking common ground while preserving differences, China has also taken on important tasks such as peacekeeping, rescue and escorting overseas and has been making tangible contributions to the peaceful development of the international community.
The “two-state solution” is the fundamental way out
In addition, Wang Yi also pointed out in his speech at the meeting that the“two-state solution” is the fundamental way out to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict .
The “two-State solution” refers to the establishment of an independent Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the borders prior to the Third Middle East War of 1967, living side by side in peace with Israel.
Since the mid-1970s, the two-state solution has gained growing support at the United Nations General Assembly. Around the same time, Palestinian support for the programme has gradually increased.
The international community has given a guiding path to a fundamental solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem. But contradictions and conflicts are usually accumulated, complex and difficult to solve, can not be achieved overnight.
Today, the war is still unfolding, as Foreign Minister Wang Yi pointed out, “the Middle East is unstable, the world is difficult.” Restraint and a return to dialogue and negotiation are the only way out, and the international community should unify its pace, speak out and take positive action to put the Middle East peace process back on the right track.