The Prince of Wales has sympathised with the Palestinian people speaking of the “hardships” they face and saying he wished them “freedom, justice and equality” in the future.
Charles’s words of support – spoken during his first visit to the Palestinian Occupied Territories – came as US President Donald Trump was expected to unveil his long-awaited Middle East peace plan.
But the initiative, intended to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is thought to be an unfavourable one for Palestinians, with the Israelis reportedly set to receive territory gains and other concessions.
Charles began his historic first visit to the West Bank with a gesture of unity – walking through Bethlehem with Muslim and Christian leaders.
Today, The Prince of Wales is visiting the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
In Bethlehem, HRH arrives on Star Street and meets stallholders and shop owners. pic.twitter.com/I9RSwtohZm
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He later addressed clerics from across a range of denominations, describing how he had worked to bring people of different faiths together. [Continue reading…]