Washington Wants to Create a Palestinian ‘Protectorate’ – Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. (Photo: via Wikimedia Commons)

Washington – alone or with its allies – cannot “secretly throw together a sustainable and viable concept of the State of Palestine,” Lavrov said. 

Sustainable peace in the Middle East can only be achieved after the full creation of a Palestinian state, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said, Russia Today reported.

Speaking on Wednesday at the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, Lavrov stressed that Moscow is doing everything it can to stop Israel’s war on Gaza.

However, Lavrov noted that Russia will not agree to Middle East settlement deals that “do not involve the creation of Palestine.”

The crisis in the region can only be resolved if a “united and independent” Palestine is created in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions, he added. 

This means Palestine must have borders similar to those of 1967 and co-exist with Israel “in peace, security, and good neighborliness,” Lavrov stated.

The diplomat admitted, however, that this prospect “is still very far away,” while arguing that Israel and the West are opposed to a reasonable solution. 


According to Lavrov, the US is currently mulling a “scheme” to resolve the Palestinian issue by “creating some kind of protectorate.” 

This would either be “under the leadership of Arab countries that do not need that,” or under the auspices of the United Nations – which Lavrov said is reluctant to act while the situation on the ground remains unclear and Israel insists on destroying Hamas.

It is evident that Washington – alone or together with its allies – cannot “secretly throw together a sustainable and viable concept of the State of Palestine,” Lavrov added. 

“Even if they come up with something, it won’t last long, and it won’t bring peace and prosperity either to the Palestinians or Israel.”

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 18,412 Palestinians have been killed and more than 50,000 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. Palestinian and international estimates say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children. 

(PC, RT)

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