Moroccan King Addresses Extraordinary Arab-Islamic Summit
Riyadh, November 13 (TNA) Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Saturday addressed a speech to the Extraordinary Arab-Islamic Summit, held in Riyadh, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This extraordinary session of the Arab and Islamic Summit, called by our sister nation the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is being held in a context fraught with tension and with continuing armed conflict in the Gaza Strip, in which thousands of people among defenseless civilians were killed or injured. It has also caused mass destruction, devastation and a full-fledged siege, in blatant violation of international law and human values, he said.
“Although a number of wise voices have been calling for de-escalation and restraint, Israeli artillery and missiles are still targeting defenseless civilians, including children, women and the elderly, and all places of worship, hospitals and camps have been either partially or completely destroyed” he further added.
In keeping with my commitment to peace and in my capacity as Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, I have called for an awakening of the conscience of the international community in order to stop the killing of human beings, whom Almighty God has honored, and for working together, each from our respective positions, to achieve four urgent priorities: Bring about urgent, tangible de-escalation and stop military attacks to pave the way for a permanent, verifiable ceasefire; Ensure the protection of civilians and prevent their targeting, in accordance with international law and international humanitarian law; Allow for the steady delivery of humanitarian aid, in sufficient quantities, to the inhabitants of Gaza and pave the way for a political settlement of the Palestinian question – one that can revive the two-state solution agreed by the international community.