Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Malki met the British Political Director of the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), Christian Turner, at the ministry’s headquarters in Ramallah.
Al Malki briefed Turner on the latest political developments on the Palestinian scene, touching on the continued systematic attacks by settlers against the Palestinian people.
During the meeting, Al Malki indicated that Israel established a separate parallel system for the Palestinian people under its occupation, providing privileges to settlers at the expense of Palestinians, which contradicts international law’s requirement for the occupying state to protect civilians.
He also highlighted Israel’s prevention of Palestinian elections in East Jerusalem on spurious grounds, thereby depriving Palestinian citizens of their democratic right to vote.
The Palestinian minister also expressed his disappointment and frustration with the international community, whose reactions are limited to condemnations and continue to apply double standards.
Hence, he called on the international community and the UK to take a step against the continuous violations and crimes of the occupation and its settlers against the Palestinian people.
For his part, Turner voiced his concern about the escalating events in the occupied Palestinian territories, affirming his responsibility to convey these developments to the international community.
He added that the UK plans to conduct strategic dialogue, discuss a roadmap with Palestine, unveiling plans for an imminent visit by the British Foreign Minister.