Saudi cabinet condemns Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip

RIYADH, The Saudi cabinet condemned on Tuesday the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, which led to several casualties.

Chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the meeting expressed condemnation of air raids launched by Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip, which resulted in killing and injuring dozens of civilians, in violation of the international law, humanitarian principles and international conventions, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s call on the international community to hold its responsibilities towards providing international protection for the Palestinian people and confronting Israeli policies that violate the international law.

It welcomed the international consensus to vote on the decision to renew the mandate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for three years.

The cabinet considered it a global commitment and agreement to support the rights of the Palestinian people and the rights of refugees to return to their land. It noted, in this regard, that the Kingdom was the largest donor to UNRWA, where the program, from 2000 to 2019, received approximately USD 900 million from the Kingdom, and the total assistance provided to Palestine was roughly USD seven billion during the same period, in addition to a donation in September 2019 to UNRWA of USD 50 million.

During the session, the Cabinet reviewed a number of reports on latest developments at regional and international arenas.

Source: Kuwait News Agency