quarta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2014

Ban Ki Moon: the reconstruction in Gaza passes through the resumption of peace negotiations

A visit that coincides with the arrival of the first shipment of aid after the international donors have pledged 5.4 billion dollars for the reconstruction of the territory, on Sunday.

A task which, according to Ban Ki Moon depends on the resumption of discussions between Palestinians and Israelis.

"I urge the leaders of the two camps, Palestinians and Israelis, to resume negotiations, in order to discuss the root causes at the origin of the conflict but, will be only a matter of time before violence return to the territory," said Ban.

Ban Ki Moon met also with Government Ministers of Palestinian National Union, when the reconstruction continues to depend on the end of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

In the light of an agreement signed in September, the United Nations assumes responsibility of reconstruction, with the condition that the materials used for civilian purposes only.

In Jerusalem, there is another theme that holds the attention of an inhabitant:

"I think the British Parliament's decision to recognize a Palestinian State is premature, even if it is inevitable, it is not something that can be decided by a foreign Government".

British MEPs have spoken by 274 votes to 12 in favour of the recognition of Palestine as a State, during a non-binding vote in Parliament. A symbolic decision justified by members as a "contribution to ensure a negotiated settlement between the two parties".

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