The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, reacts to the war between Hamas and Israel. The guardians of the two holy mosques reportedly held a meeting in Riyadh, Tuesday local time.
Quoting Aawsat , Saudi Arabia reiterated that the kingdom will exert greater efforts with regional and international powers to end the escalation in Gaza and its surroundings. Including preventing the spread of conflict to the region.
“The government emphasizes that Saudi Arabia will continue to support the Palestinian people in their efforts to obtain their legitimate rights, achieve their hopes and aspirations, and build a just and lasting peace,” the media wrote quoting the King, Wednesday (11/10/2023).
The meeting was also attended by the Crown Prince and Prime Minister (PM) of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It was also reported that Saudi Arabia had contacted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordanian King Abdullah II regarding developments in the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia also called for a ministerial meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the escalation in Gaza, yesterday. Previously, the OIC Secretariat General itself had condemned Israel’s military actions while emphasizing that the continuation of the occupation, non-compliance with international resolutions, increasing daily attacks and crimes against the Palestinian people – both land, holy places and legitimate rights – had worsened the situation and created instability. .
Violence escalated between Hamas and Israel immediately Saturday. This is in the midst of efforts to normalize Saudi Arabia’s relations with Israel, with promises of nuclear development from the US.
From the latest AFP and Al-Jazeera data , more than 2,000 people died on both sides due to the escalation that occurred. Israel claims 1,200 dead while Palestine claims 9,00 people died in Gaza.
Source : CNBC