"Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the main development glaring all the troubles in the Middle East," Attiyah said at panel discussion on the Middle East in the framework of the Munich Security Conference.
People in the Middle East are putting “tremendous pressure” on their leaders to find a solution to this conflict, the minister added.
The current conflict between Israelis and Palestinians derives from decades of tensions between the two peoples. Palestinians seek the creation of an independent state on the territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, partially occupied by Israel, as well as in the Gaza Strip.
Despite long-term efforts to reach a peace agreement and a two-state solution, negotiations between the two sides have been repeatedly suspended. Israeli settlements have been deemed by the Palestinians as a major obstacle to the peace process, while Israel has expressed concern over Palestinian political violence.