middle east leaders condemn israel’s actions in gaza at saudi hosted summit
In a recent emergency meeting hosted by Saudi Arabia, leaders from the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) gathered to condemn Israel’s actions in its conflict with Hamas in Gaza.
The meeting was aimed at addressing rising violence and growing concerns about possible involvement of other nations in the conflict. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has criticized the country for holding Israeli officials responsible for alleged crimes against Palestinians.
He stressed the need to end the occupation, siege and occupation of Gaza and the West Bank to ensure regional security, peace and stability Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who paid his first visit to Saudi Arabia since diplomatic relations improved in March, called on Muslim countries to declare the Israeli army a “terrorist organization” for its actions in Gaza. Raisi criticized the U.S. also for blocking the Gaza ceasefire and prolonging the war.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed disappointment in the West for remaining silent in the face of the massacre in Palestine.
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has drawn attention to the US. influence in Israel and held him responsible for the lack of a political solution to the conflict
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Leaders from Egypt, Qatar and Syria joined the meeting, which marked the return of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the Arab bloc. Analysts point out that Saudi Arabia, which feels vulnerable to a possible attack, views its close ties with Washington and its previously considered normalization of relations with Israel as stabilizing factors in conflict. As tensions escalate and international leaders voice their concerns, the situation in the region is being closely monitored for possible improvements.