| 23 July 2024, Tuesday |

Saudi Arabia rejects calls for forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza

Saudi Arabia has affirmed its absolute rejection of calls for the forced displacement of the Palestinian people from Gaza, and it condemned the continued targeting of defenseless civilians there.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated Friday that the Kingdom renewed its call to the international community to immediately move to stop all forms of military escalation against civilians, prevent a humanitarian catastrophe, and provide the necessary relief and medical needs for the residents of Gaza, stressing that depriving them of basic needs for a decent life is a violation of international humanitarian law and will exacerbate the gravity of the crisis and the suffering in the region.

The ministry said that the Kingdom called for lifting the siege on Gaza, evacuating injured civilians, adhering to international laws and norms and international humanitarian law, and advancing the peace process per the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the Arab Peace Initiative, which aims to find a just and comprehensive solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat