Saudi FM urges UN Security Council to take action on Gaza violence

Saudi FM urges UN Security Council to take action on Gaza violence

Riyadh, The Gulf Observer: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Friday made a series of diplomatic calls to urge members of the UN Security Council to fulfill their responsibility to maintain international peace and security and Israeli stop military operations in Gaza, the foreign ministry said.

His comments came as relentless Israeli strikes have killed around 1,900 people in the Gaza Strip over the past week, with more than half under the age of 18, or women, while the territory has also been cut off from food, water and medical supplies, and under a total power blackout.

During calls with his counterparts from the UK, Brazil, Malta, Albania, India, Norway and Sweden, Prince Faisal stressed the importance of implementing Security Council resolutions on the Palestinian issue, in order to establish a just and comprehensive solution in accordance with the relevant international laws.

He also stressed the need for Israel to adhere to international humanitarian law, including allowing food and relief supplies to reach Gaza and lifting the siege.

They discussed the latest developments in the situation in Gaza and its surroundings, and the international efforts made to solve the crisis, and Prince Faisal called for the need to stop all forms of targeting civilians and prevent the forced displacement of the population of Gaza.

Prince Faisal also made calls to his counterparts from Indonesia and Gabon, as well as EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell, where they held similar discussions on protecting civilians, the flow of aid, the need for the international community to help stop the violence and prevent forced displacement of Gazans, and for Israel to adhere to international humanitarian law to ensure regional and global security and stability.