Friday, June 21, 2024

Arab-Islamic summit participants demand ceasefire in Gaza


In response to the extraordinary situation in the Gaza Strip as a result of the continuous Israeli bombardment and attack since October 7th, an extraordinary Arab-Islamic summit was held in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, on Saturday. Leaders at the summit called for a complete ceasefire in Gaza.

During his speech at the summit, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Israel must be “responsible for crimes committed against the Palestinian people” and called for an end to the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip. Cessation of military operations and release of prisoners.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the “Palestinian people have been subjected to an unprecedented war of destruction,” and he called on the United States to “take responsibility for the lack of a political solution.” The work to end the occupation points to the need for security for the Palestinians.The international response to Israel’s attacks.

The Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Abul Caid, confirmed that the whole world witnessed the massacres perpetrated against the residents of the Gaza Strip, and that “Israel killed more than 11,000 civilians in Gaza, including 70% children. Women, without the international community taking action to stop the bombing.

Abul Kait pointed out that a complete ceasefire in the Gaza Strip is a priority over any other consideration, adding, “Israel wants to achieve a second forced displacement of Palestinians, which we cannot completely reject and accomplish.”

For his part, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stressed that times are going hard for the people of Gaza, who are subjected to killings and sieges and inhumane practices, he said during his speech at the summit. The targeting of innocents and the intimidation of civilians on both sides, insisting that the crimes cannot be justified, are happening in self-defense for the Palestinians.

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Al-Sisi stressed the need for an unconditional ceasefire in Gaza, rejecting displacement of Palestinians and ensuring safe access to humanitarian aid.

Jordanian King Abdullah II stressed the importance of building a political alliance to stop the war and displacement, and warned that the region could reach a major conflict, the price of which would be paid by innocent people on both sides and the consequences of which would affect the entire world. He stressed that the ugly war on Gaza will not stop and Jordan will continue to do its duty in sending humanitarian aid to our Palestinian brothers in all possible ways.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for an international peace conference to reach a permanent solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. During his speech at the summit, he added: “What we need in Gaza is not an end to the fighting. A few hours, rather than a permanent ceasefire.

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