Vatican calls for independent Palestinian state 'soon'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 3, 2011 19:19




The Vatican on Friday called urgently for a just and lasting peace between peace between Israel and the Palestinians, which it said can be brought about through and independent Palestinian state.

"Soon, the State of Israel and the Palestinian state must live in security, at peace with their neighbors and within internationally recognized borders," the Vatican said in a statement issued following a meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

The Holy See added that any solution to the conflict must be capable of ensuring "respect for the rights of all," calling the current situation "troubled."


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