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Xi urges Palestinians, Israel to resume peace talks

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-11-25 16:39

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on Palestinians and Israel to restart talks at an early date to restore peace.

Xi made the appeal in a message hailing the meeting held Monday at the United Nations to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

History has proved that force does not lead to peace and that negotiations is the only way to resolve differences, Xi said.

"China firmly supports the just cause of the Palestinian people to regain their legitimate national rights," Xi said.

Realizing peace between Palestinians and Israel is the common wish of the world and China will work with unremitting effort with the international community to achieve that goal, he added.

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed by the United Nations on or around Nov. 29 each year.

The Solidarity Day aims to help the international community focus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine is still unresolved, and that the Palestinian people have yet to attain their rights as defined by the UN General Assembly. The United Nations declared 2014 as the "International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People."

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