In the final statement of the joint Arab-Islamic summit held today in the Saudi capital, the leaders of the Arab and Islamic countries called for an end to the war on the Gaza Strip. GazaThey rejected describing the Israeli retaliatory war as self-defense or justifying it under any pretext.
The leaders also called for breaking the siege imposed by the Israeli occupation on Gaza, and forcing the entry of Arab, Islamic and international humanitarian aid convoys into the Strip.
In its final statement, the summit condemned the Israeli aggression against Gaza, and “war crimes and barbaric, brutal and inhumane massacres committed by the colonial occupation government.”
The leaders of the Arab and Islamic worlds called on all countries to “stop exporting weapons and ammunition to Israel.”
Condemnation and demands
The leaders of Arab and Islamic countries called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, in speeches they delivered during the summit, which began today, Saturday, in Riyadh.
He called the Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman To provide humanitarian corridors for civilians in the Gaza Strip and immediately stop “military operations.”
Prince Bin Salman affirmed his country’s categorical rejection of the aggression against Gaza, “and our categorical rejection of the barbaric war to which our brothers in Palestine are subjected,” and he also called for the necessity of “opening humanitarian corridors to provide immediate relief to the residents of the Gaza Strip.”
The emergency joint Arab-Islamic summit was launched – earlier today in Riyadh – to discuss developments taking place in Gaza and the Palestinian territories and the Israeli war on Gaza, which has entered its 36th day.
In his speech, he called on the King of Jordan Abdullah II That the humanitarian corridors in Gaza remain safe and open for the permanent delivery of aid, stressing that “Israel’s prevention of the entry of water, food and medicine to the people of Gaza is a war crime” and that “the world will pay the price for failure to resolve the Palestinian issue.”
For his part, the Palestinian President said: Mahmoud Abbas The occupation forces began an unparalleled war of extermination against our people and crossed all red lines.” He accused the occupation authorities and those who support them of “bearing responsibility for the killing of every child and woman in this unjust war.”
The Palestinian President said, “The United States, with its full support for the occupation, bears responsibility for not reaching a political solution to the crisis,” and demanded “international protection and the adoption of a solution implemented in accordance with international legitimacy and the Arab initiative.”
In his speech, the Emir of the State of Qatar said: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani “The international community failed to take action that would stop the massacres and put an end to this aggressive war,” adding, “We noticed before the war that some countries had increased their resistance to killing civilians and bombing hospitals and shelters.”
He asked, “Who would have imagined that hospitals would be openly bombed in the 21st century? How long will the international community continue to treat Israel as if it is above international law?” He also said, “The international system is failing itself before it fails us by allowing the bombing of hospitals, neighborhoods, and camps,” adding, “Our position is steadfast in supporting the steadfastness of Israel.” The brotherly Palestinian people and their just cause.”
In his speech before the summit, the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, called for a Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital. He stressed that the tragedy in Gaza is a result of the international community’s failure to find a permanent solution to the Palestinian issue.
Al-Sabah said that Israel’s crimes in Gaza portend negative repercussions on the security and stability of the region and the entire world, noting that Israel practices collective punishment that cannot be justified in any way.
He stressed that the first step to bringing peace to the region is to solve the Palestinian issue in a comprehensive and final manner. He also stressed that this issue tops Kuwait’s foreign policy agenda.
The Turkish President calls for Israel to be held accountable
For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for Israel to be held accountable for its crimes in Gaza, and said that the Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court must look into these crimes.
Erdogan said that words cannot describe what is happening in Gaza in terms of brutal targeting of civilians, hospitals, places of worship and schools, accusing Israel of trying to take revenge for the events of last October 7, by killing innocent people, children and women.
He added, “Gaza, which was deprived of humanitarian aid, resembles hell, and we must make efforts to hold Israel accountable for its crimes. We saw mothers holding their dead children and fathers searching for their family members among the rubble and rubble. 73% of those who lost their lives in Gaza and the West Bank were women and children, and a state of madness.” “This is unfathomable.”
The Turkish President criticized the Western position regarding the Israeli war on Gaza, and said that Western countries did not even call for a ceasefire, and stressed that “whoever remains silent about injustice is a partner in it.”
He also said that the United States and the West claim human rights, but unfortunately they have forgotten this in the face of Israel’s practices.
Erdogan called for the continued flow of humanitarian aid without stopping, and for the delivery of fuel to hospitals in this besieged sector.
The Iranian President calls for a historic decision
In his speech at the summit, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi called on those gathered at the summit to take a historic and decisive decision regarding what is happening in the Palestinian territories, stressing the need for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to play a correct role that embodies the meanings of unity and harmony.
Raisi said, “We gather today on behalf of the Islamic nation to help the Palestinian people, and this is a historic day to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
He pointed out that the millions of demonstrations around the world confirm that defending Palestine is in the conscience of the people, stressing that Gaza has become the largest prison in the world due to the siege it is subjected to.
The Iranian President stressed that the “Zionist entity” is violating international laws in its comprehensive war on Gaza.
He said, “We have a responsibility before God towards what is happening in Gaza, and everyone today must decide which side they stand on.”
He stressed that the United States “is an accomplice to Israel in its crimes, and has practically entered the war on behalf of Israel. It sends large shipments of weapons to Israel daily, paving the way for it to engage in more killing and bloodshed.”
Raisi called for drawing attention to Israel’s nuclear program, and said that the sustainable solution is to establish a Palestinian state from the sea to the river. He added, “If our meeting today does not result in taking steps, this will lead to disappointment among the Islamic peoples.”
The Indonesian president calls for investigation committees
For his part, the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, called for the entry of investigation committees into the occupied Palestinian territories.
Widodo said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation must continue to push for dialogue to resume peace talks.
An emergency Arab summit
A few days ago, Palestine and Saudi Arabia – as it holds the rotating presidency of the Arab League – called for holding an emergency Arab summit at the leaders’ level regarding Gaza, which was followed by a call from the Kingdom to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to hold a similar meeting since it is also chairing the current session.
Yesterday, Friday, the Saudi Crown Prince – in a speech before the Saudi-African Summit held in Riyadh – expressed his condemnation of “the military aggression witnessed in the Gaza Strip, the targeting of civilians, and the continued violations of the Israeli occupation authority.” of international humanitarian law“.
For his part, the Emir of Qatar held discussions with the Saudi Crown Prince yesterday at Al Yamamah Palace in the capital, Riyadh, on developments in the situation in Gaza, after two meetings held by Sheikh Tamim yesterday in Cairo with the Egyptian President. Abdel Fattah SisiAnd in Abu Dhabi the day before yesterday with the President of the Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
For 36 days, the Israeli army has been waging an air, land and sea war on Gaza, “during which it destroyed residential neighborhoods on top of their residents,” resulting in the death of 11,78 Palestinians – including 4,506 children, 3,027 women and 678 elderly people – and the wounding of 27,490 with various injuries, according to official sources.
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