VATICAN CITY: The Vatican signed a treaty on Friday with the state of Palestine, a covenant that the Church hopes will lead to rejuvenated relations between Palestine and Israel.
The Vatican had already accepted Palestine as a state in 2013 but it was not until Saturday that they concluded a concordat with it, due to which the issue of Palestine has gained weight.
135 members of the United Nations have accepted Palestine as a segregate nation.
Archbishop, Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s foreign minister, suggested that the arrangement can help revamp the bruised relations between Israel and Palestine and resolve the longstanding conflicts between them.
As per the foreign Minister, Riyad Al-Maliki, of the Palestinian Authority, “This could not have been possible without Pope Francis.”
Archbishop Gallagher from Vatican and the Palestinian Foreign Minister, Al-Maliki, signed the treaty at a ceremony in the Vatican City.
The Isreali trial in the world court has been started too. The documental proof for the Isreal-led massacre in Gaza which killed several Palestines has been submitted to the International army court.
However, the Israeli Foreign Ministry displayed its disappointment at the treaty that took place between Vatican and the state of Palestine, calling the treaty “a hasty step” that can hinder in the prospects of peace.