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At the BRICS summit, the Saudi Crown Prince calls for a collective effort to stop the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza

Riyadh (UNA) - On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister, headed the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the extraordinary virtual meeting of the leaders of the BRICS group and the leaders of the countries invited to join. Regarding the deteriorating situation in Gaza, via video call.

The Saudi Crown Prince said in his speech: “The brutal crimes that Gaza is witnessing against innocent civilians and the destruction of facilities and infrastructure, including health facilities and places of worship. It requires a collective effort to stop this humanitarian catastrophe, which continues to worsen day after day, and to develop decisive solutions to it.”

The Crown Prince added: “We renew our categorical affirmation of our rejection of these operations that have claimed the lives of thousands of children, women and the elderly, and we demand that military operations be stopped immediately and that humanitarian corridors be provided to relieve civilians to enable international humanitarian organizations to perform their role.”

He stressed that the Kingdom has made unremitting efforts since the beginning of the events to help and protect civilians in the Gaza Strip by providing humanitarian and relief aid by air and sea, and launching urgent popular donation campaigns that have so far exceeded half a billion Saudi riyals. The Kingdom also called for an extraordinary joint Arab and Islamic summit to be held in Riyadh on November 11, 2023, to discuss the Israeli aggression.

He explained that “the summit issued a collective resolution condemning the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip and rejecting its justification under any pretext, and that the entry of humanitarian aid convoys, including food, medicine and fuel, into the Gaza Strip should be immediately imposed, its rejection of the forced displacement of the Palestinian people, and the condemnation of Israel’s destruction of hospitals in the Strip.” Calling on all countries to stop exporting weapons and ammunition to Israel, and to begin moving on behalf of all member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the League of Arab States to formulate an international position on the aggression against Gaza. And pressure to launch a serious political process to achieve a lasting and comprehensive peace in accordance with approved international references.”

He added: “The Kingdom’s firm and firm position has been and remains that there is no way to achieve security and stability in Palestine except through implementing international resolutions related to the two-state solution to enable the Palestinian people to achieve their legitimate rights to establish an independent, sovereign Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.” We appreciate all the efforts that will be made, especially by the permanent members of the Security Council, aimed at reaching a just peace for all.”

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