Former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan has stated that those living around the boarders of Israel and Palestine should take time to understand each other.
Jonathan urged them to look for ways to co-exist rather than fighting each other, knowing fully well that life is more important than landed properties.
Jonathan is therefore calling on the United Nations and other international communities to intervene to have a cease fire, and see how peace can be renegotiated.
“I have been to both Israel and Palestine, and as a result, I have some understanding and appreciation of the human angles on both divides. Borders are often human constructs, but the divine instruction we have is to love our neighbour as ourselves.”
“The present conflict in that part of the world can never be resolved by nations and institutions taking sides. It can only be resolved by those living within the borders of Israel and Palestine taking time to understand each other until they come to a place where they can coexist, co-prosper, and eventually cooperate.”
”Looking at the scores so far recorded, there have been destruction of buildings, causalities are increasing daily, injured residents, pestilences, restriction of movement name it.
”The spoils of war only records negative impacts on the society, so it should never be an option in redressing disputes. Knowing fully well that peace is golden and war is folly.”
On his tweeter handle Jonathan also said,
“I sue for peace in both Israel and Palestine, and urge that every international support should be towards deescalating the conflict, rather than escalating it.”