Algeria rules out rapprochement with Israel, says ready to host meeting of Palestine factions

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Publish Date: 14:53 - 25 September 2020
Friday, 25 September 2020 _Algeria has once again rejected any normalization of relations with the Israeli regime, saying that Algiers is prepared to host a meeting of Palestinian factions as part of its efforts to support the Palestinian cause.

Algeria rules out rapprochement with Israel, says ready to host meeting of Palestine factionsAmmar Belhimer, the Algerian Minister of Communication and the Government Spokesman, told the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV channel that the cause of Palestinian nation is the top issue of Algeria.

“The Palestinian nation’s cause is a sacred one. Algeria considers it as its most important cause. This is a matter of fairness, and our position is clear, straightforward, and fixed on it,” he said.

The spokesman said Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has in various occasions stressed the country would not welcome and support normalization of relations with Israel.

In his Thursday virtual address to the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations, the Algerian president said the right of the Palestinian people to have a state with Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital cannot be traded away.

“Once again, we [Algeria] express our firm support for the Palestinian people and their inalienable and non-negotiable right to establish their independent, sovereign state with Jerusalem [al-Quds] as its capital,” Tebboune said, stressing that the Palestinian cause remained a “sacred cause for Algeria and its people”.

In his Friday comments, the Algerian spokesman echoed the president’s remarks and said, “Algeria’s position is always clear and transparency, and that is non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, and [finding] a peaceful and internal solution to settle the crises.”

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