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The Palestinian Prime Minister praises the European position calling for preserving the two-state solution

 Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh praised the European position calling for preserving the two-state solution and removing settlements that are illegal and illegal entities in the Palestinian land.

Shtayyeh called - according to the Palestinian News Agency - the European Union and its member states to play an active role in order to hold Israel, the aggressor state against the Palestinian people accountable, within the framework of international law and international legitimacy, during the celebration of the European Union office in Palestine, today, Wednesday, as "Europe Day". In the city of Ramallah, with the participation of the European Union representative to Palestine Sven Kon von Burgsdorff, consuls and representatives of European countries, a number of ministers and official and legal figures.

Shtayyeh reiterated the insistence of the Palestinian leadership, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, to hold elections, calling on the international community, especially European countries, to seriously pressure Israel to allow it to be held in Jerusalem for candidacy, propaganda and elections, with the aim of restoring the democratic glow and as a gateway to ending the division and embodying national unity.

Shtayyeh said - during the celebration - that the whole world, especially Europe, should take a firm and serious stance towards the Israeli occupation, to stop the settlement expansion and violations of the occupation against the people of Palestine, seizing land, displacing Palestinians from their homes, especially in Jerusalem, and making Israel pay the price for its occupation of Palestinian land.

He stressed the importance of filling the political vacuum, through Europe crystallizing an initiative to revive the political process, and the participation of the parties of the International Quartet in it, with the aim of finding a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue, and embodying the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.

In turn, the European Union representative stressed the depth of the relationship between Europe and Palestine, stressing the European Union's long-term and solid commitment to the vision of an independent, sovereign Palestinian state living side by side with the State of Israel in peace and security.

He reiterated the European Union's total rejection of the Israeli settlement policy and the measures taken in this context, calling for a halt to the displacement of Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem.