"For all our collective efforts, the only way forward out of the one-state reality that we increasingly face on the ground is through engagement between the parties and not through violence."
As per KKL-JNF's tradition, the speeches and gifts were followed by tree planting.
A Palestinian teen, was killed on Friday while attending a protest in the village of Al-Mughayyir near Ramallah.
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov urged Israel to lift some of its restrictions on the movement of goods and people between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Among the necessary steps forward are a reconciliation between Palestinian factions such as Hamas and Fatah for Palestinian election to take place.
The UN recognized Israeli independence more than 70 years ago. It obviously hasn’t forgiven itself.
During the first wave of the virus Mladenov praised the joint Israeli-Palestinian efforts to combat the disease.
Mladenov cautioned that unilateral action by Israel in applying sovereignty to parts of the West Bank will radically change facts on the ground
He referenced in particularly the permit system that allowed Palestinians in Gaza to leave the Strip, so they could receive emergency medical care in Israel.
A senior UN source claimed that Ashkenazi and the Foreign Ministry were working behind the scenes to halt any annexation efforts.