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Greece can play a mediating role in Palestinian issue, says Ambassador Dorkhom in Athens

As a friend of both Israel and Palestine, Greece “can play a very important mediating role,” said Palestinian Ambassador to Greece Yussef Dorkhom at a press briefing held at the embassy on Wednesday.

Greece “always retained a balanced stance in international relations,” he added, and “we are looking forward to its positive role.”

Moreover, Greece “has always supported the two-state solution and the right of the Palestinian people to found their independent state on territory defined in 1967, with East Jerusalem as the capital.” Historically, he said, Greece supports International Law.

The Palestinian diplomat condemned the bombing of a hospital in Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, and observed that all attempts to peace seemed to have stopped after this fatal event. He also denied Israel’s claim that the hospital was hit by a ricocheted missile, saying the related video Israel attributes to Al Jazeera was later removed from all official Israeli accounts following an investigation by the New York Times.

Asked whether he considers Hamas a terrorist organization, the ambassador replied that the only legal representative of the Palestinian people is the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), and PLO is fully bound by all international agreements and International Law.

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