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Wu Sike Expresses China's Firm Support to Egypt's Palestine-Israel Cease-Fire Proposal

2014/07/23

On July 22, 2014, China's Special Envoy on the Middle East Issue Wu Sike said in Cairo, capital of Egypt that China firmly supports the Palestine-Israel cease-fire proposal put forward by Egypt and hopes all parties concerned could join efforts promoting the two counties to cease fire at an early date.

On the same day, Wu Sike said at the briefing that the recent escalation of conflict between Palestine and Israel has caused heavy civilian casualties. The Chinese government and people pay high attention to and are deeply grieved over this. China condemns any action harming the civilians, urges Israel to cease military actions immediately and meanwhile hopes the Islamic Resistance Movement of Palestine (HAMAS) stop launching rocket projectiles. China firmly supports all the efforts that are conducive to the cease-fire including the Palestine-Israel cease-fire proposal put forward by Egypt not long ago.

Wu Sike also expressed that the Palestinian issue should be resolved fundamentally and thoroughly through peace negotiations in order to avoid periodic outburst of the Palestine-Israel conflict. China holds a consistent position on this issue, believing that establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital and based on the 1967 borders is the only way to realize peace between Palestine and Israel. China understands Israel's concern over its own security but believes that military force can only deepen the confrontation between Palestine and Israel and that only by peace talks can Israel achieve security.

China's Special Envoy on the Middle East Issue Wu Sike paid visits to Palestine, Israel and other relevant countries in the Middle East from July 15 to 26, mediating for an early cease-fire between Palestine and Israel and for safeguarding regional security and stability.

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