Jordan’s King Abdullah told the UN General Assembly that the status quo in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is unsustainable, calling for a two-state resolution to the conflict.
“How many more children will die before the world wakes up?” Abdullah said on Wednesday in a pre-recorded message played at the opening session of the 76th UNGA in New York.
“The bitter war on Gaza this past year was a reminder that the current situation is simply unsustainable,” King Abdullah said.
“Genuine security for either side – indeed, for the whole world – can only be achieved through the two-step solution, a solution that leads to the establishment of an independent, sovereign, and viable Palestinian state on the basis of the June 1967 lines, with east Jerusalem as its capital, living side-by-side with Israel in peace and security.”
US President Joe Biden spoke to the UNGA on Tuesday of his support for a two-state resolution to the conflict, but said that “we’re a long way from that goal at the moment.”