During a telephone conversation with Deputy Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Ziad Abu Amr, FM China was informed about the situation in the Palestinian territories and Israel’s apartheid practices, including the daily aggressions by Jewish settlers in the occupied territories.
Abu Amr emphasized how Israel’s daily violations threaten the existence of the Palestinian people in their homeland and reaching a peace agreement with Israel, which requires a comprehensive evaluation.
In response, Wang Yi expressed his country’s intention to increase its involvement in mediation efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he said was impossible until a just solution to the Palestinian issue was agreed.
He added that China believes the international community should uphold the principle of “land for peace” and recognizes that a “two-state solution” is the only realistic way to resolve the Palestinian issue.
Over the past two decades, China and Israel have developed close ties based on investment and economic ties. In that period Beijing had become Israel’s second largest trading partner behind the US.
In 2017, China banned its citizens from taking part in illegal settlement construction in the occupied West Bank. In fact, the ban came as Chinese contractors were busy working on infrastructure projects in Israel.
During the 11 days of Israeli bombing of Gaza that killed more than 250 people including women and children, China strongly supported the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and criticized the United States for blocking the United Nations Security Council’s efforts to speak with one voice about Israel’s actions in Gaza.
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