Arab parliament speakers urge ceasing Israeli aggression against Palestinians

The speakers of Arab parliaments called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) Saturday to adopt a binding resolution to halt immediately the Israeli occupation aggression against the Palestinian people.

This came in a statement issued by the Sixth Conference of Arab Parliaments held in Cairo regarding the ongoing Israeli occupation aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories.

The speakers urged the UNSC to implement immediately the measures ordered by the International Criminal Court on January 26 and restore normal life in the Strip.

The statement condemned the US veto used several times to prevent issuing a UNSC resolution on halting the Israeli occupation aggression on Gaza.

It stressed the need of lifting the Israeli siege on the Strip, and allowing the immediate entry of Arab, Muslim and international countries’ humanitarian aid convoys into the whole Strip.

It called on relevant international organizations to participate in lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza.

The s
tatement expressed its rejection of Israeli occupation’s plans for forced displacement of over 1.5 million Palestinians outside Palestinian territories.

It also opposed separating Gaza from the rest of all Palestine’s land, stressing the need of offering support to the UNRWA and calling on all countries which decided to freeze their funding to the agency to rescind their decisions in this matter.

In addition, the speakers affirmed backing Palestine’s state to get a UN full member, and called on the UNSC to accept this membership.

They also called on countries, which did not recognize Palestine’s state, to take this step in order to boost Palestine’s legal and international status.

They further emphasized full support to Arab countries’ leaders and expressed confidence in their abilities to deal with challenges and crises in a manner that contributes to enhancing joint Arab solidarity and action in all fields.

They renewed their commitment to boosting Arab parliamentary cooperation and coordination, and h
arnessing diplomacy in backing the goals and priorities of Arab leaders’ foreign policies.

Finally, the speakers also expressed support for the outcomes of the coming Arab summit due in Bahrain to enhance fraternal partnership and Arab solidarity to reach sustainable and comprehensive peaceful solutions to crises and challenges topped with backing the Palestinian cause, and express aspirations of Arab nations in unity, security, stability, peace and sustainable development, according to the statement.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

/15/ martyrs and 75 wounded, Israeli forces commit five new massacres in Gaza

The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced that the number of victims of the Israeli bombing of the Strip has risen to 34,356 martyrs and 77,368 injured since last October 7.

The Ministry said in a statement: ‘The Israeli occupation committed 5 massacres against families in the Gaza Strip, including 51 martyrs and 75 wounded who arrived in hospitals during the past 24 hours,’ noting that ‘on the 203rd day of the aggression, thousands of dead are still under the rubble and on the roads.’ “The Israeli army prevents ambulance and civil defense crews from reaching them.”

Since October 7, 2023, the Israeli army has continued to wage a war on Gaza, causing an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe and the displacement of more than 85 percent of the Strip’s population, which is equivalent to 1.9 million people.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Jordan condemns terrorist attack against gas field in Iraq’s Kurdistan

Amman: Jordan Saturday condemned the terrorist drone attack that targeted the Khor Mor gas field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs official spokesperson, Ambassador Sufyan Qudah, affirmed Jordan’s rejection of violence and terrorism and its solidarity with Iraq, expressing condolences and recovery wishes.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Jordan’s Foreign Minister partakes in ministerial Arab six-party group meeting

Riyadh: Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi is in Riyadh for the consultative ministerial meeting of the Arab Six-Party Group on the Israeli war on Gaza.

Attending the meeting are the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the Palestinian Minister of Civil Affairs, Hussein Sheikh, Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the UAE Anwar Gargash, and the Minister of State in the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Muhammad Khulaifi.

The meeting issued a final statement, which reads as follows: “At the invitation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the ministerial meeting of the Arab six-party group was held in Riyadh to discuss developments in the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

“His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, chaired, today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs HQ in Riyadh, the ministerial meeting of the Arab Six-Party Ministerial Consultative Group to discuss developments in the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip

“The meeting was held in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ayman Safadi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, and the Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, the Minister of Civil Affairs, Hussein Sheikh, the Diplomatic Advisor to His Highness the President of the United Arab Emirates, Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, and the Minister of State in the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Khulaifi.

“The ministers stressed the need to end the war on the Gaza Strip, reach an immediate and complete ceasefire, ensure the protection of civilians according to the international humanitarian law and lift all restrictions that impede the entry of humanitarian aid into the Strip.

“They expressed their support for all efforts aimed at international recognition of the independent Palestinian state in fulfilment of the aspirat
ions of the brotherly Palestinian people.

“They also stressed the importance of taking irreversible steps to implement the two-state solution and recognising the State of Palestine on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital according to relevant international resolutions, emphasising that the Gaza Strip is an integral part of the occupied Palestinian territory and expressing their categorical rejection to attempts to displace the Palestinian people outside their land and for any military operation in the Palestinian city of Rafah.

“The ministers warned of the continuation of illegal Israeli measures in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem that undermine the two-state solution, including settlement expansion, land confiscation, military operations against Palestinians, settler attacks and restricting freedom of worship for Muslims and Christians.”

Source: Jordan News Agency

Oxford University students protest University’s hosting of Pelosi

London: Students at Oxford University protested against hosting the former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, over her support for Israel amid the ongoing war on Gaza.

According to the Daily Telegraph, students gathered outside the hall where Pelosi was and chanted slogans in support of Palestine, and others in rejection of her presence.

British police removed two pro-Palestine demonstrators after they hackled Pelosi’s speech. The police removed the demonstrators and escorted them outside while the crowd applauded inside the hall.

The demonstrators wore T-shirts that say Youth Demand – an activist group linked to Just Stop Oil that painted the Labour Party’s HQ in central London with red paint earlier this month in protest against the war in Gaza.

Source: Jordan News Agency