Al-Haq is deeply disappointed by the Quartet’s recent report. The report fails to reflect the situation on the ground, and instead attempts to equalize the roles and actions of Israelis and Palestinians. In only repeating empty condemnations and recommendations, the Quartet serves to maintain the nearly fifty-year occupation and grant Israel impunity for its violations of international law.
The report’s summary begins by declaring “a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to achieve an enduring peace…” This set the tone of the report as a biased political document, which does not accurately analyze current conditions nor consider past statements and positions by some of the Quartet’s members. Al-Haq affirms that peace can only come through justice, and any negotiated solution must conform to principles of international law.