GCC affirms $100 million emergency relief to Gaza
$100 Million emergency relief to Gaza : For an urgent and necessary humanitarian relief effort in Gaza, the Ministerial Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council States (GCC) announced immediate financial contributions of 100 million US dollars. Most Viewed : Some surprising facts regarding Saudi Arabia
The statement was made during the 43rd special meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which took place on Tuesday in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman.
– The Council confirmed its unwavering support for the joint plan put forth by Saudi Arabia, the European Union, and the League of Arab States to restart the Middle East peace process in cooperation with Egypt and Jordan.
– The Council underlined its stance in favor of ending Israel’s unlawful occupation of Palestinian Territories and reiterated its unwavering support for the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.
– The top diplomats of the six GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) pushed for the creation of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the 1967 lines. Trending : Saudi Arabia contributes $2 million to UNRWA to aid the Palestinian people
– The meeting began with thanks to Sultan Haitham Bin Tareq for giving foreign ministers and the GCC Secretary-General a chance to speak.
– The meetings primary focus of discussion was the rising violence and unauthorized bombs in the Gaza Strip of Palestine, which prompted a unified position from the ministers.
– The GCC Council demanded that Israel cease its armed actions in Gaza and urgently urged for an immediate ceasefire.
– They highlighted the urgent requirement to end the unlawful ban and grant unrestricted entry for humanitarian aid, emergency supplies, and requirements.
– The importance of restoring basic amenities like electricity and water as well as the supply of fuel, food, and medicine to Gaza’s residents was addressed. See Also : Saudi Arabia is making every effort to stop escalation in Gaza
– The Council also warned against any attempts to relocate or transfer the Palestinian people while expressing unshakable support for their determination to stay in their own country.
– All parties were urged to protect civilians, avoid attacking them, and carefully abide by international law and humanitarian standards.
– It was highlighted that innocent hostages and detainees should be freed, particularly vulnerable populations including women, children, the sick, and the elderly. The Council pushed for the Palestinian people to receive international protection.
– The Council also asked the international community to respond to Israel’s illegal acts, especially its strategy of collective punishment against Gaza’s civilian population, by taking the required steps within the confines of international law. Recommend : Saudi Arabia adds 6 new countries to the list of Tourist e-visas
– The meeting came to an end with a request to the UN Security Council to guarantee Israel complies with international law by enforcing existing resolutions and adopting new ones.
– Any plans or intentions by Israel to attack Gaza or uproot Palestinian people from their place were explicitly condemned by the GCC Council.
– Around 3,000 people have been killed in Israel’s retaliatory bombing raids in Gaza , while 1,400 people were killed in southern Israel.
– Gulf nations have recently dispatched plane loads of aid to Egypt’s El Arish in an effort to deliver it through the one Gaza border Rafah crossing that is not under Israeli control, beside the $100 million emergency relief to Gaza. For Updates : Follow Saudi Expatriates on Google News