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Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit calls for sanctions against Israel

Arab and Muslim officials convene in Riyadh on April 28, 2024, to address the war in Gaza in a meeting chaired by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan. (Photo by Saudi foreign ministry)

Senior officials from Arab and Muslim countries attending a high-profile summit in Saudi Arabia have called for effective sanctions against the Israeli regime for the war crimes it has committed in Palestine.

The plea was made on Sunday by foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt and Turkey, as well as officials from Qatar, the Palestinian Authority and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation attending the Joint Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh to discuss the war in Gaza.

The Saudi foreign ministry said on its website that the summit had called for measures like halting arms exports to Israel amid the regime’s continued violation of international law and its committing of “war crimes”.

It said the summit, which was chaired by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, said that international legal tools should be activated to hold the Israeli regime accountable for crimes it has committed in recent months in both Gaza and in the West Bank.

The Arab and Muslim officials attending the meeting also said that there is a need to stop terrorism activities by Israeli settlers, adding that there must be clear and firm stances against it.

They also rejected any attempt by the Israeli regime to displace Palestinians from their ancestral lands in Gaza.

Nearly 34,500 people have been killed in more than six months of aggression imposed by the Israeli regime on the people in Gaza.

The war began in early October after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas launched an unprecedented military operation into the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories near Gaza, killing nearly 1,200 Israeli settlers and military forces.

Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza and its refusal to halt attacks on the Palestinians have led to growing global discontent with people in the Western countries taking to the streets almost on a daily basis to condemn the regime’s brutality.

Arab and Muslim officials attending the Riyadh summit on Sunday expressed concern about the measures taken against pro-Palestinian demonstrators in the West.

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