Saudi Arabia calls for global action against Israeli violations

In this April 6, 2018 file photo, Palestinian demonstrators shout during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border east of Gaza City. Pakistan said on Thursday it would discuss Israeli “aggression” against Palestine at the next OIC summit in Makkah. (Reuters)
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Updated 17 June 2020

Saudi Arabia calls for global action against Israeli violations

  • The Cabinet also condemned the Iran-backed Houthi militants for firing ballistic missiles and using drones to target civilians in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Cabinet on Tuesday called on the international community to prevent Israel from its aggressive behavior, which threatened regional stability.

In a statement issued to the Saudi Press Agency, acting Media Minister Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi said the Cabinet reaffirmed Kingdom’s rejection of Israeli plans to annex Palestinian territories and called for a unified Islamic position against the blatant violation of international resolutions.

The Cabinet also condemned the Iran-backed Houthi militias for firing ballistic missiles and using drones to target civilians in the Kingdom.

The ministers also reviewed the Kingdom’s participation in a virtual meeting of the G5 Sahel members hosted by France, and reiterated Saudi Arabia’s stance to support all countries in the war against terrorism and extremism.

The establishment of a center to provide different services to real estate developers has been approved as well as an aviation agreement between the Kingdom and Vietnam.

The Cabinet also adopted a unified classification of occupations.

The implications of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at the local and international levels were also reviewed, as well as measures to fight it in the Kingdom and ensure the safety of Saudis and expats.


OIC rejects Israel’s plan to annex Palestinian lands

Updated 11 August 2020

OIC rejects Israel’s plan to annex Palestinian lands

  • Israeli annexation could result in about 4.5 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank “living in enclaves within annexed territory,” according to the BBC

DUBAI: Israel’s plan to annex Palestinian land is considered a flagrant violation of international law and human rights, state news agency SPA reported citing the Independent Permanent Commission for Human Rights of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Earlier in July, Jordan’s Prime Minister said the Kingdom would look “positively” on the creation of a binational state that guarantees equal rights to Israelis and Palestinians if Israel’s proposed annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank closes the door on a two-state solution.
Israeli annexation could result in about 4.5 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank “living in enclaves within annexed territory,” according to the BBC.