On Thursday, China’s President Xi Jingping called for a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital.
“China supports the peaceful process in the Middle East [and] the establishment of a Palestinian state with its capital being eastern Jerusalem,” he said. Xi added the Palestinian problem “should not be marginalized.”
“Maintaining the legitimate interests of the Palestinian people is the responsibility of the Arab League as well as the international community,” Xi said.
This was followed by the president announcing a $7.6 million aid package to the Palestinians.