Meretz Party head, Israeli Member of Knesset (MK) Zehava Gal-On, stated Saturday that the theory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of running the conflict has failed, and added that the only solution is ending this conflict through a political solution.
â€śIsrael cannot just ignore the Quartet Committee report,â€ť Gal-On said, â€śIsrael must understand that the only solution to stopping the attacks and the escalation is reaching a political soliton to the conflict, and ending this occupation.â€ť
â€śThe conflict is running us; the recent attacks and threats have proven that the calm weâ€™ve seen was temporary,â€ť the Israeli official said, â€śNetanyahuâ€™s theory of running the conflict has completely collapsed, and now this conflict is running us.â€ť
The Israeli MK also said that what several politicians are proposing is the use of more military force, and iron fist policies that only kill hope.
â€śWhat they are suggesting is not different than witchcraft and deception,â€ť she added, â€śItâ€™s like placing a small bandage on a severed hand.â€ť
In its July 1st report, the Quartet Committee (UN, Russia, EU and USA) reiterated the need for a negotiated two-state solution as the only way to reach a lasting peace agreement that ensures Israelâ€™s security and the meets the Palestinian aspirations of independence and sovereignty, by ending the occupation that began in 1967, and resolving all permanent status issues.
It also denounced the â€śongoing construction and expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territoriesâ€ť, and the Palestinian Authorityâ€™s â€ślack of control in Gaza, and called on both Israel and the Palestinian Authority to resume meaningful negotiations that resolve all final status issues.â€ť
The Quartet Committee also called on the Israelis and Palestinians to â€śindependently demonstrate, through policies and actions, a genuine commitment to the two-state solution and refrain from unilateral steps that prejudge the outcome of final status negotiation.â€ť