Saudi Arabia: Israel must stop escalation actions immediately

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan Image Credit: Reuters

Dubai: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhansaid his country condems the ‘illegal practices’ carried out by the Israeli occupation authorities, and the need to immediately stop actions that violate all international norms and conventions.

During a phone call with the Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Maliki, Prince Faisal called for strengthening efforts to find a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue, enabling the Palestinian people to establish their independent state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with international legitimacy decisions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

Earlier, Prince Faisal said that the illegal practices committed by the Israeli occupation forces during Eid Al Fitr, storming of Al Aqsa mosque square and violating the sanctity of Palestinian worshipers represent a flagrant violation of all international charters and constitutions.

Prince Faisal virtually joined Arab foreign ministers meeting to discuss the latest bout of violence on Tuesday.

The Saudi foreign minister expressed the Kingdom’s rejection of Israel’s plans and measures to evict Palestinians from their homes.

He stressed Saud Arabia’s condemnation of any unilateral measures that violate international legitimacy resolutions and undermine the chances of resuming the peace process.