UN chief Antonio Guterres said that Israel's actions undermine the possibility of resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict through the creation of two states. This is stated in a special message from the head of the United Nations in honor of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, according to The Jerusalem Post.
“Continuous violations of Palestinian rights along with the expansion of settlements risk undermining the prospect of a solution based on the coexistence of two states”; Guterres said.
According to the UN chief, the recent meetings between Israel and the PA were “encouraging,” but more needs to be done to resolve the conflict.
“I urge the parties avoid unilateral steps that would undermine the chances of a peaceful resolution of the conflict based on international law and the relevant United Nations resolutions, “Guterres emphasized.
The UN chief also called on the parties to” constructively engage in end the closure of Gaza and improve the living conditions of all Palestinians under occupation. ''