A ministerial consultative meeting regarding the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip began in Riyadh on Thursday evening. The meeting will be attended by Hussein Al-Sheikh, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, as well as the Foreign Ministers of Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry did not clarify the timeframe for the start and end of the meeting, which comes amid discussions sponsored by Egypt, Qatar and the United States to reach an agreement between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas). ) for an exchange of prisoners and a ceasefire in Gaza.
Earlier, Jordan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “Today (Thursday), Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi is participating in the Arab Ministerial Consultative Meeting hosted by Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan in Riyadh, to discuss development Can be discussed. “The Israeli War in the Gaza Strip.”
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.