CAIRO, Feb. 22 (Rahnuma): Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit expressed on Thursday full support to the Palestinian people and leadership in their struggle to end the Israeli occupation and establish an independent state along the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Aboul-Gheit made the comments during his meeting in Cairo with Jebril al-Rajoub, chairman of the Palestinian Higher Council for Youth and Sports.
According to Mahmoud Afifi, spokesman of the AL chief, the meeting discussed the latest Palestinian developments, the internal Palestinian reconciliation, economic and humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip and Israel’s withholding of millions of U.S. dollars in Palestinian tax revenue.
Aboul-Gheit stressed the importance of achieving the Palestinian unity against the Israeli attempts to undermine the Palestinian cause by destroying its political, legal and historical foundations.
The ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict has continued since the Western-backed creation of Israel through occupation of Palestinian territories in 1948.
The deadlock of the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis is largely attributed to Israel’s settlement expansion, which is rejected even by its strongest ally the United States.