The Arab League condemned today “the open war and the organized Israeli crimes” against the Palestinian people.
Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, warned of the silence about the deterioration in the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories with the escalation by the Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank.
Aboul Gheit made the remarks during a meeting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, with the representative of the European Union for the peace process in the Middle East, Sven Koopmans.
The meeting addressed the latest developments in the situation in the Occupied Palestinian territories and ways to confront the impasse on the political horizon.
Aboul Gheit criticized the refusal of all peace supporters, including the EU, to hold Israel responsible for this escalation, especially in light of its current government’s tendencies to expand settlements and tighten the noose on Palestinians through repeated military campaigns, as well as arrests, house demolitions and other repressive measures that violate international humanitarian law.
During the meeting, Aboul Gheit listened to the position of the EU as presented by the envoy, and he agreed with him that the absence of a political solution is a major reason for the escalation of violence.
He stressed the responsibility of the international community to change this situation before it explodes in a way that will not be in favour of stability and peace.