Cairo, The Gulf Observer: The United Arab Emirates played an active role in an extraordinary meeting of the Arab League Council focused on Palestine in Cairo, Egypt. The UAE delegation, headed by Mariam Khalifa Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Representative to the Arab League, participated in discussions aimed at addressing the ongoing situation in Palestine.
Ambassador Al Kaabi reiterated the UAE’s commitment to mobilizing efforts for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. She emphasized the nation’s dedication to providing protection for civilians, delivering humanitarian aid, and collaborating with partners to work towards a comprehensive peace solution.
During her address, Ambassador Al Kaabi highlighted the proactive stance of the UAE’s leadership, engaging in various diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives in support of the Palestinian cause. She pointed to the success of the UAE’s non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council, which led to the adoption of resolutions 2712 and 2720.
The UAE strongly condemned Israel’s policy of collective punishment against Palestinians, rejecting any attempts to displace them. The nation emphasized its commitment to safeguarding civilian lives, providing essential relief and medical aid to Gaza residents, and preventing further escalation that could threaten regional stability.
The extraordinary meeting, convened at the request of Palestine with the support of Arab countries, discussed Israeli actions against the Palestinian people. Discussions also focused on potential political, legal, and economic measures to be supported within the Arab League framework.
The meeting highlighted the escalating Israeli offenses in the West Bank, the systematic destruction of infrastructure in Palestinian refugee camps, daily raids in cities, villages, and camps, the killing and injuring of hundreds of Palestinian citizens, the demolition of homes, and the inhumane detention of thousands. The UAE reaffirmed its commitment to actively addressing these issues within the Arab League framework.