Leaders from the Arab and Islamic worlds have united to condemn Israeli aggression against Palestine, calling for an immediate ceasefire and the lifting of the siege on Gaza.
The Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit, which concluded in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, adopted a resolution in which it demanded the “immediate cessation of all Israeli illegal practices that perpetuate the occupation and deprive the Palestinian people of their rights, especially their right to freedom and to have an independent sovereign State on all their national territory.”
The resolution also condemned the “double standards in applying international law” and warned that this duality “seriously undermines both the credibility of countries shielding Israel from international law and placing it above the law, as well as the credibility of multilateral action, exposing the selectivity in applying the system of humanitarian values.”
The summit further called on the UN Security Council to take a decisive and binding decision that imposes a cessation of aggression and curbs the colonial occupation authority that violates international law, international humanitarian law, and international legitimacy resolutions. It also called on all countries to stop exporting weapons and ammunition to the occupation authorities that are used by their army and terrorist settlers to kill the Palestinian people and destroy their homes.
The summit’s resolution is a significant development in the Arab and Islamic world’s response to the Israeli aggression against Palestine. It reflects the growing anger and frustration at the international community’s failure to hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law.
The summit’s call for an immediate ceasefire and the lifting of the siege on Gaza is particularly important, as the situation in the strip is becoming increasingly dire. The Israeli blockade has caused a humanitarian crisis, with millions of people lacking access to basic necessities such as food, water, and medicine.
Double Standards Condemned
The summit’s condemnation of the double standards in applying international law is also significant. It comes at a time when the international community is increasingly divided over the issue of Palestine. Some countries, such as the United States, continue to shield Israel from accountability for its violations of international law. Others, such as the European Union, have taken steps to hold Israel accountable, but their actions have been largely ineffective.
The summit’s resolution is a clear message to the international community that the Arab and Islamic world will no longer tolerate the double standards in applying international law. It is a call for the international community to take decisive action to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine and to ensure that the Palestinian people are able to exercise their right to self-determination.