Yemeni President Reiterates Support for a Palestinian State

In a meeting with Hamas’s political bureau chief Khaled Mash’al, in the Yemeni capital of San’a, President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh reiterated full support for the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. In a meeting with Hamas’s political bureau chief Khaled Mash’al, in the Yemeni capital of San’a, President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh reiterated full support for the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

President Saleh emphasized the significance of Palestinian national unity, in a way that allows the entire Palestinian people to encounter challenges and end the Israeli occupation of their lands.

Khaled Mash’al, from his part, briefed the Yemeni President on the latest developments including the current efforts to form a unity government. Mash’al expressed hope that the upcoming Arab states summit, slated for late March in the Saudi Arabia, would produce decisions that back the steadfastness of the Palestinian people at these times.

Arab states are expected to hold an ordinary summit meeting by late March in Saudi Arabia, for deliberations on regional concerns. The summit will review the Saudi peace proposal of 2002, which called for normal relations with Israel in return for complete Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Arab territories taken over in 1967.

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