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Emir of Qatar at UN: International community must put ‘more pressure’ on Israel

Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the emir of Qatar, calls on the international community to “put more pressure on Israel to end the occupation and ensure a two-state solution.”

“Israel still stands in the way of advancing a just and lasting peace and rejects the Arab Peace Initiative,” he says, criticizing what he calls “serious provocative” acts on the Temple Mount.

Peace can only be achieved “through establishment of an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital,” he says.

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