New York: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan called on the international community to rescue the peace process and take appropriate procedures to stop Israeli violations against Al Aqsa Mosque by committing Israel to basic standards for serious negotiations based on the terms of reference on a two-state solution.

Shaikh Khalifa stressed that these standards would be capable of ending all Israeli occupation manifestations in all the Palestinian territories, including Occupied East Jerusalem, and the opportunity to establish a viable Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, living alongside the state of Israel in permanent peace and security.

This came in a letter of solidarity addressed by Shaikh Khalifa to Paul Badji, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, on the occasion of the Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which falls annually on November 29.

In his message, Shaikh Khalifa reiterated the UAE’s consistent and principled position in supporting the absolute rights of Palestinian people and the need for full international recognition of an independent and sovereign state with Jerusalem as its capital, condemning provocative Israeli policies and practices and its repeated violations.

He stressed these practices are null, void and illegal and constitute a material, legal and political breach, a flagrant violation of the provisions of international law, international humanitarian law and the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and the international legitimacy resolutions, particularly Resolutions No. 242 and 338 and the principle of land for peace.

Shaikh Khalifa said the Israeli government is fully responsible for the serious consequences that may result from the policies of escalation in the Palestinian territories, which is in opposition in form and substance with the efforts to achieve a just settlement to the Palestinian issue.