According to Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry, the joint meeting discussed plans to respond to the ongoing situation in Gaza in the context of realizing the need to unify the countries’ efforts and adopt a common stance.
Analysts say Saudi Arabia is worried about being dragged into the conflict because of its close ties with the United States, as well as the fact that the country was trying to normalize relations with Israel before the conflict began. Was.
Hossam Zaki, Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League, announced this week that the Arab League will show how Arab countries act on the international stage to support the people of Palestine and Gaza, while condemning Israel’s occupation and calling it out for its military operations. Are held responsible for.
Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid (left) arrives to attend the summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 11. Photo: Reuters
Notably, this conference in Saudi Arabia was attended by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. Mr Raisi stressed that now is the time to take action rather than discuss the Gaza conflict. He said that unity of Muslim countries is very important.
This is the Iranian President’s first visit to Saudi Arabia since the resumption of relations between the two Middle Eastern countries in March this year after 7 years of cold relations.
Aid organizations have come together to call for a ceasefire, warning of a serious humanitarian disaster as food, water and medicine run out in Gaza.
Meanwhile, Israel faces increasing pressure from the international community, including its close ally the United States, to protect Palestinians in Gaza, as casualties rise and clashes escalate near hospitals. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that world leaders should condemn Hamas forces, not Israel.
according to station cnnOn 11 November, the Israeli military said it now controlled 11 Hamas positions in Gaza. Additionally, naval forces attacked military targets inside the Al Shatti refugee camp located on Gaza’s northern coast. What is worrying is that fighting continues near hospitals in northern Gaza.
Also on 11 November, the Israeli military announced the opening of a “safe corridor” for civilians in northern Gaza to move southward along Salah al-Din Road by noon the same day. Also, he halted military operations against Jabaliya refugee camp for 4 hours to allow evacuation of people. However, Israel has so far rejected calls for a ceasefire.