Representative to the Holy See Shares With ZENIT His Perspective on the Conflict


Rome, ( Issa Kassissieh

The current predicament between the Palestinians and Israel was exasperated during the nine months of negotiations that were proposed by the U.S. administration. During this period of negotiations, no real progress was made on the permanent status issues. On the contrary, the situation worsened as a result of the Israeli government’s measures such as the authorization of tenders for housing units in settlements that can serve 55,000 Jewish settlers in areas that would have been otherwise under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian state.