Saudi Arabia Holds Joint Arab, Islamic Extraordinary Summit

An extraordinary Arab-Islamic summit dedicated to discussing the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip began in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. (Photo: via Twitter)

Saudi Arabia decided on Saturday to hold a joint Arab Islamic extraordinary summit in Riyadh instead of two summits, according to the Saudi Foreign Ministry.

“In response to the unprecedented circumstances in Gaza, and after the consultation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the League of the Arab States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, it was decided to hold a ‘Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit’ in an exceptional manner on November 11, 2023, instead of the ‘extraordinary session of the Arab Summit’ and the ‘Extraordinary Islamic Summit’, which were scheduled to be held in the same date,” the Saudi Foreign Ministry announced in a statement.

The statement added that “this comes as a sense from the leaders of all countries of the importance of uniting efforts and coming up with a unified collective position that expresses the common Arab-Islamic will on the dangerous and unprecedented developments in Gaza and the Palestinian territories are witnessing that require the unity of the Arab and Islamic ranks in confronting and containing their repercussions.”

Israel has, thus far, killed over 11,078 – including 4,506 children and 3,027 women – and wounded 27,409. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 


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