On the current developments surrounding Israel and Palestine
(Statement by Press Secretary ONO Hikariko)
April 10, 2023
- Regarding the current developments surrounding Israel and Palestine, the Government of Japan strongly condemns all forms of violence over the past week, and expresses its serious concern over the growing tensions on the ground. As we have entered the season of holy days for both Muslims and Jews, it is all the more important to respect the sanctity of the holy place.
- Japan supports a two-state solution with regard to the Middle East Peace, and is convinced that the problems people in the Middle East face can never be resolved by violence, but only through negotiations and efforts to build mutual trust among the parties to the conflict. Japan urges all the parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint and refrain from violence and provocative actions in order to avoid further escalation of the situation.