Noble Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus called upon all parties engaged in the conflict in Israel-Palestine to immediately cease hostilities. He made this remark in a statement sent from the Yunus Center on Sunday.
Professor Muhammad Yunus said, “The Biden administration must lead the world on this vital and urgent issue without delay. We must create the state of Palestine with extreme urgency. The key actor in bringing this to reality is the United States. If the US moves fast, others will follow.”
The conflict between Israel and Palestine is a very old problem that has become much more complicated now because of the treatment that the people of Palestine have been receiving from Israel. It has been brewing over time, and suddenly, recently, it became very explosive and unacceptable against any civilized standard.
“Ensure the safety and well-being of the innocent children and civilians caught in the midst of this crisis. It is imperative to facilitate and expedite the delivery of vital humanitarian aid to the suffering population. It is time to focus on saving human lives, protecting dignity, and getting to work on a permanent solution,” said Mr. Yunus.
He thinks the solution right now is the creation of two states, something on which the United Nations has a resolution but which remains unimplemented. There is no way to escape from this resolution if we want to bring peace to the region. The top priority right now is to implement the long-ignored UN resolution on creating two states. Otherwise, we don’t know where this conflict will lead us. It has the potential to set the whole region on fire and suck a larger part of the world into that fire.
Mr. Yunus stressed, “Let us join hands to put an end to the suffering, ensure uninterrupted humanitarian access, foster an environment conducive to meaningful peace negotiations, and work out the modalities to create a Palestinian state at the fastest pace. In this day and age, we should collectively recognize that war and bloodshed are inconsistent with the values and progress of our modern civilization.”
The world is watching, and it is our shared responsibility to work towards a future where both Palestine and Israel can co-exist in harmony and peace with friendly collaboration.