Abbas asks Bliken to monitor the Israeli ceasefire in the first US-Palestine dialogue

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had a telephone conversation with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in which he asked him to monitor the Israeli ceasefire in Gaza following a recent agreement with the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).

During the appeal, Abbas urged the United States to redouble its efforts to pursue Israel’s actions, particularly those committed in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third most important sacred place for Arabs, and in the Sheikh Quarter. Yarrah, trigger the last crashes.

The demands of the Palestinian President include an end to Israeli violence in other areas of East Jerusalem and in the occupied West Bank. At the same time, he thanked the United States for its efforts “to provide humanitarian aid and mobilize the necessary international support for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.”

Abbas asks Bliken to monitor the Israeli ceasefire in the first US-Palestine dialogue
Abbas asks Bliken to monitor the Israeli ceasefire in the first US-Palestine dialogue

“The creation of stability and security will be achieved through a political solution that ends the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as the capital by the International Quartet Committee for Decisions on International Legitimacy,” Abbas told Blinken WAFA Agency.

For his part, the US Secretary of State confirmed the telephone meeting at which both “welcomed the ceasefire”, “discussed measures to maintain the ceasefire” and thanked Egypt for its role in the negotiations.

Blinken “has underscored the United States’ commitment to work with the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations to provide rapid humanitarian aid and gather international support for the reconstruction effort in the Gaza Strip,” said Secretary of State Ned Price.

Hours earlier, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at a press conference that the United States “has firm guarantees that both parties will work to end hostilities” and that they will “obviously” remain “extremely close.” . the events of the next few days “.

In the “next few days” Blinken plans to travel to the region to meet with his Israeli and Palestinian colleagues and to address “recovery efforts” after clashes between the parties over the past eleven days.

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