During a joint summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), voiced his support for the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders.
He addressed the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict and expressed concern about the suffering of innocent civilians in Gaza. MBS emphasized the importance of adhering to international humanitarian law and urged an end to military operations affecting civilian lives and infrastructure.
MBS’s statement aligns with the goal of creating conditions for stability and lasting peace. He stressed the need for a just solution to establish a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, aiming to ensure security and prosperity for all parties involved.
It’s worth noting that in 2017, a Hamas policy document hinted at the possibility of accepting a Palestinian state in territories occupied by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War. However, Israel, under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s leadership, has consistently rejected the idea of reverting to the 1967 borders.