Indonesia Reaffirms Commitment to Two-State Solution for Israel-Palestine Conflict

Indonesia Reaffirms Commitment to Two-State Solution for Israel-Palestine Conflict

Jakarta, The Gulf Observer: Indonesia remains steadfast in supporting the realization of a two-state solution to achieve enduring peace between Palestine and Israel, in accordance with international parameters and consensus, the Foreign Ministry announced.

Abdul Kadir Jailani, the ministry’s Director General for Asia-Pacific and Africa, highlighted that Israel’s rejection of the two-state solution is a significant impediment to its realization. “Palestine, as well as Indonesia, consistently support the two-state solution in line with international parameters,” Jailani stated during an online discussion on Monday (June 3).

Jailani also clarified that there is no connection between Indonesia’s support for the two-state solution and any attempts to “normalize” diplomatic relations with Israel.

He outlined the key parameters that Indonesia supports for achieving a two-state solution:

  1. The establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders.
  2. The immediate cessation of Israeli settlement development in the West Bank, which is considered illegal under international law.
  3. The right of Palestinians to return to their homeland after being forcibly expelled by Israeli forces during the Nakba in 1948, an event that resulted in over 700,000 Palestinians becoming refugees.
  4. The recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

In a related statement, Amrih Jinangkung, Director General of Legal and International Agreement at the ministry, affirmed the status of Palestine as a sovereign state at the international level. He emphasized that despite Israel’s continued encroachment on Palestinian territories, Palestine meets the criteria of statehood based on the Montevideo Convention’s principles: a permanent population, a defined territory, a government, and the capacity to engage in relations with other states. “Even the current situation will not strip Palestine of its qualification as a state,” Jinangkung stated during an online discussion on May 8.

Indonesia’s unwavering support for these parameters underscores its commitment to a just and lasting peace in the region, consistent with international law and consensus.