Jordan welcomes UN resolution for Gaza ceasefire


Published: 2024-06-11 09:41

Last Updated: 2024-06-19 00:49

Palestinian girl walking through the rubble.
Palestinian girl walking through the rubble.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates welcomed the UN Security Council's adoption of Resolution 2735, supporting a comprehensive ceasefire and exchange deal, ensuring adequate and sustainable humanitarian aid throughout Gaza. The resolution also rejects attempts to impose demographic or geographic changes in the region and reaffirms the commitment to the two-state solution for peace.

Ministry spokesperson Ambassador Sufian Qudah emphasized the importance of implementing this resolution, which aligns with international law and the principles of the United Nations.

He highlighted its representation of the international will to halt the war on Gaza, protect civilians, and ensure sufficient humanitarian aid across the region. He also stressed the necessity of implementing provisions related to the return of Palestinian civilians to their homes and neighborhoods, including in northern Gaza, and the complete withdrawal of Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) from the territory.

Ambassador Qudah called for Israeli Occupation to adhere to international law and humanitarian law, and to cease its futile war on Gaza, which has inflicted an unprecedented humanitarian disaster since October 7.

He reiterated the importance of launching a comprehensive reconstruction plan for Gaza as part of a broader effort to implement the two-state solution. This solution envisions an independent, sovereign Palestinian state along the June 4, 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, living in peace and security alongside "Israel", in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions, with specified timelines and binding guarantees.