'Israel' should stop all incitements, provocations: China
China says it supports the establishment of a fully sovereign and independent Palestinian state.
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, expressed on Thursday China's deep worries about the rise of tensions as a result of the Israeli occupation's Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir's provocative incursion into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Al-Quds.
On Tuesday, Ben-Gvir stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, protected by a large number of Israeli occupation forces, causing worldwide condemnation and threatening another Intifada.
According to Al Mayadeen correspondent, Ben-Gvir's storming of Al-Aqsa could trigger the battle early and put the Resistance before a major confrontation.
The move was largely condemned by several states across the world, including Jordan, which recently summoned the Israeli occupation ambassador over the incident.
"China calls for the restoration and maintenance of peace and tranquility at the holy site, and calls on parties concerned to remain calm and restrained to prevent further escalation of tensions," Zhang told the United Nations Security Council during a meeting that was held at the request of China and the United Arab Emirates.
The Chinese envoy stressed that "Israel, in particular, should stop all incitements and provocations, and should refrain from any unilateral action that may lead to the deterioration of the situation."
Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Jun at the UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East, including the #Palestinian Questionhttps://t.co/ydhUrqaAUE pic.twitter.com/lVx9fekSzr— Chinese Mission to UN (@Chinamission2un) January 6, 2023
Zhang said, "China supports the establishment of a fully sovereign and independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders with the Eastern part of Al-Quds as its capital," adding that Beijing will continue to work with the international community to make positive contributions to the comprehensive, just, and lasting settlement of the Palestine cause.
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