Prisoners in Israeli jails top agenda of political consultations between Palestine and Austria

Days of Palestine – Vienna – Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Amal Jado, briefed the Austrian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Peter Launsky, about the suffering of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and the daily violations they are subjected.

During the third political consultation session with Launsky, Jado called to work for their release in light of the ongoing Israeli violations against them, which violate all international laws.

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She also called to compel Israel as an occupying power to obey the international will for peace, end its occupation and comply with the resolutions of international legitimacy.

She reviewed the latest developments in the political situation, the continuation of the crimes of the Israeli occupation, and the escalating settlement policies in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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She also discussed the Israeli violations in the city of Jerusalem, especially in the Sheikh Al-Jarrah neighborhood and the Silwan neighborhood, and the storming of settlers to the holy places in Al-Aqsa and the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.

She stressed the need for the international community to support the President’s call Mahmoud Abbas to hold an international peace conference under international auspices.

Jado appreciated the support provided by the Austrian government to Palestinian institutions, especially in the field of development, in Area C and the Gaza Strip, calling for strengthening means of cooperation between the two countries in many fields.

In turn, Launsky reiterated Austria’s commitment to the two-state solution and establishing a Palestinian state based on international law, stressing Austria’s committed position on all issues of concern to relations between the two countries.

He referred to the friendship and the strong ties that bind the Austrian and Palestinian peoples.

Jado had met the Director-General of the Austrian Development Agency on the sidelines of political consultations and discussed ways to develop relations in creating job opportunities for youth, administrative and health cooperation, the environment, the water sector, and the establishment of a joint business council.

(Source / 14.09.2021)

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