The Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, noted that all parties to the conflict should return to work to coexist peacefully next to each other.
The United States is ready to support mediation between Israel and Palestine if they decide to seek a truce, US Permanent Representative to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Sunday, speaking at an extraordinary high-level meeting of the UN Security Council on the Palestinian-Israeli settlement. The meeting is held via video link.
“We are ready to provide our support for mediation if the parties work towards a truce, because we believe that Israelis and Palestinians have an equal right to live in security,” she said.
The diplomat also noted that “the current cycle of violence must stop,” and all parties to the conflict must return to work to coexist peacefully next to each other.
Palestinian radical groups in Gaza and the Israeli army have been exchanging strikes since May 10. They followed riots at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, which began because of an Israeli court’s decision to seize homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood from Arab families living there.