David Cameron: ‘This Could Be the Last Chance for Peace’ for Israel and Palestinians
(CNSNews.com) - UK Prime Minister David Cameron said “this could be the last chance for peace” and achieving a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinian resistance.
Speaking before the House of Commons on Wednesday, Cameron—who is Conservative – said in response to Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband, “Confidence is dwindling that there is time left for a two-state solution, and I think that is why there is such a sense of urgency amongst the international community. This could be the last chance for peace because the facts on the ground are changing.
“I think frankly it’s so much in Israel’s interest now to push for the two-state solution, so we [international community] should keep up the pressure,” he said.
Cameron also warned against a Palestinian appeal for statehood before the United Nations, saying peace and the issue of statehood will only be solved between Israel and the Palestinians.
Since Nov. 10, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and the Palestinian resistance in Gaza have been exchanging rocket fire in a new round of fighting. On Wednesday, a bus in Tel Aviv, Israel blew up, wounding 23.
The U.S. State Department has designated the Palestinian group Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) as a terrorist organization.