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Saudi Arabia hosts extraordinary summit to address Gaza crisis

Riyadh, 12 November, 2023 (GNP): Saudi Arabia is spearheading an extraordinary summit that unites nations from the Islamic and Arab worlds to confront the escalating crisis in Gaza.

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) delivered a compelling opening statement, urging an immediate halt to military operations and the release of captives.

MBS emphasized the summit’s pivotal role in addressing a humanitarian catastrophe and highlighted the international community’s failure to curb Israel’s violations of humanitarian laws.

“The only path to peace is the end of Israeli occupation, illegal settlements, and the restoration of Palestinian rights,” asserted MBS, calling for the establishment of a state based on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas echoed this call, condemning Israeli aggression in Gaza and the West Bank. Abbas urged the U.S. administration to intervene against the occupation and violation of holy sites.

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The summit signifies a united front against the crisis, rejecting military solutions and advocating for a just resolution to ensure the rights and security of the Palestinian people. As the international community watches, Saudi Arabia takes the lead in fostering dialogue and action for a lasting solution in the region.

The summit’s significance lies not only in condemning current hostilities but also in advocating for a comprehensive and just resolution.

The call for an immediate cessation of military operations resonates with a broader appeal for lasting peace, emphasizing respect for international humanitarian laws. President Abbas, echoing these sentiments, urged the United States to play a pivotal role in curbing Israeli aggression.

The collective rejection of displacement efforts in Gaza and the West Bank underscores the unwavering commitment to safeguarding the rights and territorial integrity of the Palestinian people.