Gaza, MINA – UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolay Mladenov on Monday arrived in the Gaza Strip through Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing amid talks about international moves to curb the Great March of Return.
Palestinian political analyst Saleh al-Na’ami said, in his commentary on the visit, “Mladenov does not come to Gaza unless he has proposals intended to save Israel from the dead-end it has reached because of the March of Return,” PIC reported.
“We have no information about this visit,” al-Na’ami said in an interview with Quds Press, “But we are aware of what is happening around.”
Al-Na’ami pointed out that the Great March of Return has made a major shift in the conflict, explaining that both Israel and the US fear that the protests may extend to the West Bank and affect the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
He believes that the Great March of Return has embarrassed Israel on the political, security and military levels. That’s why Israel is making every possible effort to stop Gaza demonstrations. The Palestinian official called for establishing a leadership that represents the Great March of Return and formulating a set of political objectives of the movement to protect it from any external pressures.
He added that breaking Gaza siege and foiling the deal of the century which is aimed at liquidating the central Palestinian issues, most importantly the right of return, should be on top of the Return March’s goals.(R/R04/RS5)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)