Israel-Hamas Crisis: Obasanjo, Obama Recommended As International Mediators

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A Nigerian Catholic cleric, Hassan Kukah, has proposed a group of international mediators for the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. The mediators should include ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr Kukah said.

According to a report by Premium Times, the cleric also proposed former US President Barack Obama, King Abdullah of Jordan, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and former Ireland President Mary Robinson to serve as international mediators.

Mr Kukah said international mediators were important in revisiting and reviving the two-state agreement reached in Oslo, Norway, where a decision was reached for both Palestine and Israel to each have a homeland.

The Oslo Agreement in 1993 was meant to resolve the Israel-Palestine crisis by ensuring a two-state solution. The agreement has failed largely because Israel, concerned about its security, has expanded and continues to expand into Palestinian territories, establishing settlements considered illegal by international law.

Mr Kukah noted that the Oslo agreement “needs to be dusted up, but I do not see Netanyahu contemplating that.”

The cleric’s concern about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu perhaps stems from the latter’s right-wing Israeli government, considered one of the most right-wing in Israel’s history with many members opposed to an independent Palestinian state as agreed in Oslo.

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