Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Mohamed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, has categorically rejected targeting Palestinian civilians in any form and under any pretext in the Gaza Strip.
Speaking at the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit, the Saudi crown prince said: “We are pained by the escalation of the ongoing violence in Gaza, the price of which is being paid by innocent civilians. In this regard, we affirm our categorical rejection of the targeting of civilians, under any pretext, and underline the importance of adhering to international humanitarian law and the need to stop military operations against civilians and infrastructure that directly affects their lives.
“We call for establishing conditions that lead to the return of stability and to the achievement of a lasting peace that ensures reaching a just solution and the establishment of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, and helps attain security and prosperity for all.”
Meanwhile, the Saudi crown prince said that holding the GCC-Asean summit constitutes a consolidation of relations between the two sides, explaining that the goal of the meeting is to develop co-operation and partnership in a way that achieves the interests of peoples, enhances opportunities for development, and establishes security and stability.
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