Palestinians urge steps for two-state solution

The Palestinian prime minister wants the Biden administrator to takes steps toward a two-state solution by applying pressure on Israel.



December 14, 2023 - 1:34 PM

Palestinians line up for food in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, during a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Israel resumed attacking Hamas forces in Gaza on Friday, Dec. 1. Photo by (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian prime minister said in an interview Thursday that the Biden administration must now “walk the walk” and take specific steps toward what has been an elusive two-state solution, including by applying pressure on Israel.

Mohammed Shtayyeh spoke to The Associated Press as U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met in Tel Aviv with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant to discuss the course of the Israel-Hamas war, now in its third month. Gallant said Israel’s aim of destroying Hamas will take several more months.

The United States has shielded Israel against growing international calls for an immediate cease-fire, but is publicly disagreeing with its close ally on a post-war scenario.