Goodluck Jonathan Proffers Solution To Israel, Palestine Conflict

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Goodluck Jonathan
Goodluck Jonathan

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has called for a cease fire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Jonathan, who said he has some understanding and appreciation of the human angles on both sides, called on the international community not to take sides.

In a series of tweets on Monday, Jonathan said the conflict “can only be resolved by those living within the borders of Israel and Palestine taking time to understand each other until they come to a place where they can coexist, co-prosper, and eventually cooperate.”

He said, “I have been to both Israel and Palestine, and as a result, I have some understanding and appreciation of the human angles on both divides.

“Borders are often human constructs, but the Divine instruction we have is to love our neighbour as ourselves.

“The present conflict in that part of the world can never be resolved by nations and institutions taking sides. It can only be resolved by those living within the borders of Israel and Palestine taking time to understand each other until they come to a place where they can coexist, co-prosper, and eventually cooperate.

“For that to happen, what is needed, in the immediate term, is a ceasefire, followed by massive confidence building on both sides.

“That is what the international community should aim for. Peace. It is achievable.

“I sue for peace in both Israel and Palestine, and urge that every international support should be towards deescalating the conflict, rather than escalating it.”

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