An Arab ministerial meeting in Riyadh stressed the need to end the war on Gaza and rejected disengagement

A consultative ministerial meeting regarding the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip was held yesterday evening, Thursday, in the Saudi capital Riyadh, with the participation of the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to the Executive of the Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary of the committee.

The meeting stressed the need to end the war on Gaza, reach an immediate and complete ceasefire, ensure the protection of civilians, and remove all sanctions that hinder the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip. Support for this was also emphasized in the meeting. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), and urged all its supporters to do their bit towards the refugees.

The final statement of the meeting pointed to the importance of taking irreversible steps to implement the two-state solution. He insisted on the recognition of the State of Palestine on its 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with relevant international resolutions. He also stressed that the Gaza Strip is an integral part of the occupied Palestinian territory, and declared his rejection of the forced displacement of all from the Gaza Strip.

Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, UAE Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended the meeting. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Ayman al-Safadi, and Egypt's Foreign Minister, Sameh. Shukri, in addition to Hussein al-Sheikh, Secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee, and Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister.

In a parallel context, the Saudi Press Agency said Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan received a call from his US counterpart Anthony Blinken, during which they discussed developments in Gaza and efforts to deal with its consequences.

Since October 7, 2023, Israel has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which, in addition to causing an unprecedented humanitarian disaster and massive destruction of infrastructure, has resulted in thousands of civilian victims, the majority of whom are children and women, leading to Tel Aviv Appeared before the International Court of Justice for the first time in its history on charges of genocide.

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