The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) stands steadfast in its commitment to promoting peace, justice, and stability in the Middle East. As the Israel-Palestine conflict continues to inflict suffering on innocent civilians and disrupt regional harmony, the IFP strongly urges all parties involved to lay down their arms and engage in meaningful dialogue to find a lasting solution to this protracted crisis.
We call on Hamas – who have triggered the current escalation of tensions in the region – to join the peace process and come to the negotiation table in finding an amicable solution to this conflict.
The IFP firmly believes that a peaceful resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is attainable through a two-state solution. This enduring stance is rooted in our dedication to upholding human rights, international law, and the principles of self-determination, for both Israelis and Palestinians. We recognise the legitimate aspirations and rights of both nations to coexist side by side in peace and security, within recognised and secure borders.
The ongoing violence in the region has caused immeasurable pain and suffering to countless innocent civilians on both sides.
The IFP condemns all acts of violence, terrorism, and human rights abuse and calls upon all parties to exercise restraint, respect international law, and protect the rights of civilians. It is imperative that the cycle of violence is broken, and the pursuit of peace takes precedence.
In our unwavering pursuit of peace, we call on all parties involved to halt all military operations and violence, allowing for a much-needed reprieve for civilians in the conflict zone.
We implore Israeli and Palestinian leaders to return to the negotiating table without preconditions, in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation, to work towards a comprehensive and just peace agreement.
Furthermore, we urge the international community, including the United Nations and relevant stakeholders, to support and facilitate these peace efforts, providing the necessary diplomatic, humanitarian, and financial assistance.
The IFP remains resolute in its commitment to a two-state solution, where Israel and Palestine can coexist as independent and sovereign states, living in peace and prosperity. We call upon all leaders, activists, and stakeholders to unite in the pursuit of this shared goal and work tirelessly to end the suffering of innocent civilians in the region.
The IFP believes that peace is not just a dream but an achievable reality. Through dialogue, cooperation, and a commitment to justice, we can pave the way for a brighter and more peaceful future for all in the Middle East.
Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP
IFP National Spokesperson
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