The Australian leader of the opposition Hon Bill Shorten met with Palestinian Prime Minister HE Dr Rami Hamdallah and Ambassador Abdulhadi in Ramallah.
During the meeting, Mr Shorten was briefed about the illegal Israeli settlements as the main obstacle to peace between Palestinians and Israelis. Mr Shorten reiterated his support for a two-state solution and promised that the Australian Labor Party, if they win the next election, will assist in implementing the two-state solution. The current reconciliation process between Fateh and Hamas was also a central topic of the discussions.
While in Palestine, Mr Shorten also visited the Aida refugee camp, where he spoke with Palestinian children and was informed of the Palestinian right to return.