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G20 Nations Parrot ‘Two-State Solution’ Demand both Israel and Hamas Reject

Participants in a continuing meeting of top diplomats from G20 countries have achieved “virtual unanimity” in calling for the establishment of a “Palestinian” state carved out of Israel, host Brazil declared on Thursday. This clearly ignored the fact that both Israel and the two countries had an agreement. The Gaza government and the terrorist group Hamas rejected the proposal.

A “two-state solution” has been floated for decades, but no significant progress has been made on the issue. The United Nations is recognized Since 2012, “Palestine” as an observer state at the World Forum. It is unclear what the UN-recognized borders of Palestine are, but the organization is headed by the leaders of the widely criticized governing body, the Palestinian Authority. West Bank of the Jordan River.

Since October 7, the Israeli government has announced that the Israeli government has , has even more actively opposed the establishment of a state in some areas designated as “Palestine.” Music festival. Hamas terrorists, who reportedly included UN staff, killed an estimated 1,200 people, including children such as babies, and subjected them to torture, gang rape, desecration of corpses, and other atrocities.

Hamas and its backer in Iran also fervently reject a “two-state solution” on the grounds that Israel itself is illegitimate and should not exist.Hamas defender With the Muslim conquest of Israel, the entire territory becomes a “Palestinian” state.

Nevertheless, governments in the United States and Europe are increasingly demanding the implementation of a “two-state solution.” On Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters that all participants supported the establishment of a “Palestinian” state in some form.

People gather to demonstrate in support of Palestinians in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 22, 2024. The demonstrators tried to approach Marina da Gloria, where the G20 meeting was being held, but were stopped by military police. (Fabio Teixeira/Anadolu, via Getty)

“Everyone here, everyone. I haven’t heard anyone who is against it. There was a strong desire for a two-state solution. That’s the consensus among us,” Borrell said. Said, according to Reuters. “There is a common thread: unless the Palestinians have a clear political vision for their own state, there will be no peace… There is no sustainable security for Israel.”
Brazil’s Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira similarly claimed publicly that all participants in the conference wanted to carve out a Palestinian state from Israel, saying, “A de facto two-state solution is the only possible solution.” He insisted on “unanimity.” He cautioned that the use of the word “virtual” was only to clarify that all ministers present “expressed their support”, although some of them did not mention the issue at all. .

Brazil’s position as G20 chairman was undermined last weekend by an unprecedented diplomatic crisis sparked by corrupt socialist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The president told reporters during a visit to Ethiopia that Israel’s self-defense operations against Hamas in the Gaza Strip were comparable to the Holocaust. .State of Israel officially declares Lula persona non grataexpelled him from Israeli territory.

Turkey, another country with a recent unfortunate history of anti-Semitism, also expressed support for a “two-state solution” at the G20 ministers’ meeting.Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan Already used Reuters said the meeting was meant to demand further action towards the establishment of a “Palestinian” state and seek a “ceasefire” in Gaza that would allow Hamas to regroup. Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has openly supported Hamas, repeatedly saying it is “not a terrorist organization” while claiming that Israel is a terrorist state.

Fidan also reportedly called Lula’s comments on the Holocaust “worthy of praise.”

According to reports, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also supported a “two-state solution.” The top US diplomat mentioned the creation of a “Palestinian state” at every destination during a recent trip to the Middle East this month, affirming Biden’s “commitment” to initiatives with Egypt and Qatar, and raised the issue.

Reports about supporters of a two-state solution, such as Mr. Borrell, Mr. Vieira, Mr. Blinken, and Mr. Fidan, do not specify whether any of the parties should specify where the boundaries of the two states should be or who should govern them. It is not shown that. Recently, only Saudi Arabia has made clear how its government wants to establish a “Palestinian” state, with East Jerusalem as its capital and run by the Palestinian Authority, including both the West Bank and Gaza. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

People gather to demonstrate in support of Palestinians in the city center of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 22, 2024. (Fabio Teixeira/Anadolu via Getty Images)

“The Palestinian Authority is capable of administering the West Bank and Gaza Strip with the support of the international community,” Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in an interview published on Tuesday. “When it comes to security issues in the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority has shown itself to be incredibly capable and reliable.”

Opinion polls show widespread rejection of the Palestinian Authority and growing support for Hamas among Palestinians. According to a poll released in December by the Palestinian Center for Policy Studies and Research (PSR), 75% of Palestinians living in the West Bank preferred Hamas as their governing body over the West Bank, choosing the Palestinian Authority. Only 7% of them were.

Hamas openly rejected a “two-state solution” and called for “no compromise” on the destruction of Israel. Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism and Hamas’ biggest financier, echoed similar sentiments.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said in December that “Israel occupies Palestinian land and believes that a two-state solution will not help resolve the Palestinian issue.”

“The talk about two states is over. Once Israel wishes to enter Gaza, this issue is no longer relevant,” Mohsen Rezaei, a member of Iran’s Expediency Council, declared in the same month.

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