Arab - Islamic Summit seek to stop Israeli aggression; Amir discusses Palestinian crisis with Saudi crown Prince

Arab - Islamic Summit seek to stop Israeli aggression; Amir discusses Palestinian crisis with Saudi crown Prince

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By QLNews

In light of Qatar's unwavering commitment to supporting the Palestinian cause and advocating for their legitimate rights, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will actively participate in the imminent Arab summit on Saturday and the extraordinary Islamic summit on Sunday, both convening in Riyadh.

These urgent gatherings are prompted by the critical and treacherous circumstances surrounding the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip and its severe repercussions. Since the outset of hostilities on October 7, Qatar has consistently sought to de-escalate tensions, prioritizing a comprehensive cessation of violence to prevent further bloodshed and forestall the region's descent into broader conflict. Qatar's diplomatic efforts have centered on securing an immediate ceasefire, safeguarding civilians, facilitating prisoner releases, and curbing the expansion of violence in the region. The forthcoming Arab and Islamic summits, encompassing 57 countries and over 1.3 billion people, are anticipated to address international measures to swiftly achieve a ceasefire in Gaza, reopen vital crossings, and provide urgently needed aid to the residents of Gaza.

These summits hold significant diplomatic weight, representing a formidable collective effort to halt Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. It is expected that the decisions and demands emanating from these gatherings will resonate within the international community, urging a cessation of hostilities, the reopening of Gaza's access points, and averting severe consequences that prolonged conflict may entail.

As the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip extends into its second month, targeting civilian areas and causing widespread casualties, including among children, women, and the elderly, urgent humanitarian intervention is imperative. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urgently called for an end to the destruction, emphasizing the dire humanitarian situation and the need for increased aid access.

International reports highlight the limited aid entering Gaza through the Rafah crossing, a critical lifeline for approximately 2.3 million Palestinians. The current pace of aid falls significantly short of meeting the urgent humanitarian needs, with UN agencies estimating a daily requirement of 200 trucks to address the crisis adequately.

In a significant recent development, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani underscored his discussions with the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Their talks, as highlighted in His Highness's official statement on his X account, delved into the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the occupied Palestinian territories. 

The Amir and Prince Mohammed bin Salman focused on collaborative initiatives aimed at halting the Israeli aggression and ensuring an uninterrupted flow of humanitarian aid to the affected regions. Both leaders concurred that the ongoing events underscore the imperative for a lasting resolution to the Palestinian cause, one that secures their legitimate rights and brings a comprehensive end to the conflict. Their shared commitment reflects a collective determination to address the immediate crisis and work towards lasting peace and stability in the region.

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