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Riyadh calls for Arab foreign ministers meeting

GCC calls on international community to protect Palestinians

Gulf News

Manama: The foreign ministers of Arab League member countries will convene in an extraordinary meeting in Cairo on Thursday to discuss the “Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.”

The meeting was requested by Saudi Arabia, the chair of the Arab League since the Arab summit was held in April in the kingdom.

The meeting will also review the actions to be taken to confront the illegal US decision to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.

“The extraordinary meeting comes at the request of Saudi Arabia, and the ministers are expected to discuss the emergence of a unified Arab position against the crimes targeting the Palestinian people,” Husam Zaki, the deputy secretary general of the Arab League, said in a statement relayed by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Gulf Cooperation Council on Tuesday condemned “the Israeli aggression on unarmed Palestinian civilians in Gaza Strip on Monday that resulted in dozens killed and thousands wounded.”

GCC Secretary General Abdul Lateef Al Zayani called on the international community to denounce the crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people.

He added that the United Nations should exercise its legal and political responsibility to protect the Palestinian people and put an end to Israel’s violations and aggressive practices against them.

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