Saudi Arabia supports independent Palestinian state

Saudi Arabia supports independent Palestinian state

Saudi Arabia supports the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the borders before the 1967 Middle East war; with East Jerusalem as its capital, according to a Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan’s statement.

He told an Arab League meeting on Wednesday it supports all efforts to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

But the statement released by the Saudi foreign ministry on remarks made by the foreign minister included no direct mention of a normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

During the 1967 war, Israel captured territory including the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which it still occupies.

Announced on Aug. 13, the UAE-Israel accord was the first such accommodation; between an Arab country and Israel in more than 20 years in more than 20 years.