China News Agency, Beijing, January 29th. In response to the recent escalation of the situation between Palestine and Israel, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on January 29th that the top priority is to fully promote the cooling of the situation. Exercise restraint to prevent the situation from spiraling and escalating or even getting out of control.
A reporter asked, recently, the tension between Palestine and Israel has escalated and violent conflicts have continued.
On January 26, Israeli troops clashed violently with Palestinians in the West Bank city of Jenin, killing more than a dozen Palestinians.
On the 27th, a terrorist attack occurred at a religious site in East Jerusalem, causing civilian casualties.
what opinions do the Chinese have on this issue?
The spokesperson said that China is highly concerned about the recent escalation of tension between Palestine and Israel, and is very saddened by the civilian casualties caused by the Palestine-Israel conflict. It condemns all terrorist attacks against civilians and opposes excessive use of force.
The top priority at the moment is to make every effort to cool down the situation. We call on all parties concerned, especially the Israeli side, to remain calm and exercise restraint to prevent the situation from spiraling and escalating or even getting out of control.
The spokesperson pointed out that the recurring Palestine-Israel conflict is rooted in the fact that the "two-state solution" has not yet been implemented, and the reasonable aspirations of the Palestinian people for an independent state cannot be realized for a long time.
The international community should increase its sense of urgency and create conditions for the resumption of dialogue and negotiations between Palestine and Israel.
China will continue to make unremitting efforts to promote a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Palestine issue.