Palestine Peace Proposal: Xi emerges as global peacemaker

— Xi’s formula best recipe for lasting peace in the Middle East

ISLAMABAD: Chinese President Xi Jinping recently floated a workable three-point proposal to help resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, calling for an immediate ceasefire to realise lasting peace and security in the Middle East region.

At least 17,177 Palestinians have reportedly been killed since the conflict started, according to Gaza Health Ministry figures, while 1,200 people were killed in the Hamas incursion into Israel.

However, there is no end in sight to the ongoing war which has cost heavily on both sides while humanity is the biggest loser. The images coming out from Gaza are heart breaking and the brutal killing of women, children and the old is heart wrenching.

In this backdrop, Chinese visionary Xi Jinping has emerged as a peacemaker as he has floated a workable and pragmatic formula to help resolve the conflict. During his address at the recent extraordinary virtual summit of BRICS on the Palestinian-Israeli issue, Xi came out with his formula which has attracted international community’s traction as the world longs for an immediate resolution of the conflict but most of the world leaders lack courage and vision to address the situation due to the clout of Israeli administration.   

Xi’s formula also provides a face-saving to the so-called human rights champions of the world who are mere silent spectators due to the influence of Israel and have done nothing to address the situation. The United Nations has also failed to take action and the fate of UN would soon be like the League of Nations due to its ineffective role in world crises.

Xi’s three-point formula entails a strategy that provides a face-saving to all sides. Xi suggests an immediate ceasefire for humanitarian assistance to the people trapped in a war zone in the war-ravaged Gaza to help evacuate the injured to safe locations.

According to the proposal, all parties in the conflict should immediately observe a ceasefire and stop all hostilities and violence and attacks on civilians.

Xi also proposed that it is also imperative to ensure safe and smooth passage of humanitarian relief, expand humanitarian aid to people in Gaza, and stop the forced relocation and the cut-off of water, electricity and oil that targets people in Gaza as a ‘collective punishment’.

The second phase is release of civilian detainees to avoid more loss of lives and suffering.

Xi has also called on the international community to take concrete measures to prevent escalation of the conflict for the impact on the stability of the entire Middle East.

President Xi Jinping has also called for the release of civilian detainees and an immediate ceasefire as Israel continues to bombard Gaza.

“All parties in the conflict should immediately cease fire and hostilities, stop all violence and attacks targeting civilians, and release civilian detainees to avoid more loss of lives and suffering,” Xi said as he addressed the virtual summit of fellow BRICS leaders.

Xi said that fairness and justice are the only way Palestine solution could be resolved as must be done in the civilised world. He has reiterated that two-state solution is the only way forward as both the countries have a right to live in peace.

Coming forward with a visionary proposal to resolve the Israel-Hamas war, Xi has emerged as a world leader who cares about the oppressed nations.

On the contrary, the US President Joe Biden has chosen to stand by Israel despite bloodbath in Gaza. Rather than rising to the occasion as a global leader, Biden looks confused and compromised perhaps due to the influence of Israeli lobby in the US state department and other top decision-making forums in the United States of America (USA).

Rather than rising to the occasion and playing his due role to help resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict, the US president has adopted a partisan approach towards the conflict and has been advocating the cause of Israel.

Hence, President Biden has chosen to remain a mere spectator as Tel Aviv wants him to let the Zionist regime finish its evil plan of eliminating or relocating all the Palestinians from Gaza.

The silence of President Jo Biden would not only lead him an ineffective world leader but the world also would remember him as an impotent, indecisive and a compromised US leader who blinked in testing times and failed the US as global super power.

Xi’s bold plan on Israel-Hamas conflict has proved the fact that China is now a global power who with visionary Xi Jinping at the helm can provide justice to the oppressed and weaker nations of the world. Hence, China has taken a decisive step towards materialising the Chinese dream.

Mian Abrar
Mian Abrar
The writer heads Pakistan Today's Islamabad Bureau. He has a special focus on counter-terrorism and inter-state relations in Asia, Asia Pacific and South East Asia regions. He tweets as @mian_abrar and also can be reached at [email protected]

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