Saudi support for Palestine unflinching, minister says

Palestinian Minister of Women’s Affairs Dr. Haifa al-Agha has said that the Kingdom plays an important role. (File photo: AFP)

Palestinian Minister of Women’s Affairs Dr. Haifa al-Agha has said that the Kingdom plays an important and strategic role in favor of the Palestinian cause. In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), she said the Kingdom didn’t stop or retreat from its honorable position to support the Palestinian cause, stressing that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman plays a prominent and significant role for the benefit of the cause of Palestine and its people.

Meanwhile, a delegation of foreign ministers from member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has begun an unprecedented visit to Norway aiming to mobilize international support for the Palestinian cause.

The OIC delegation, headed by Foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh Shoukry met Foreign Minister of Norway Borge Brinde.

The delegation delivered a message to the Norwegian government on Israeli practices that have led to the failure of the nearly a quarter-century-old peace process, with successive Israeli governments using this period to change the facts on the ground, intensify Judaization campaigns against Al-Quds, build settlements, double the number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank to 600,000, in addition to the construction of the Apartheid Wall and the attacks on Palestinians in all ways and forms.

In a related development, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday ordered the formation of a committee to oversee cases to lodge with the International Criminal Court. The Palestinians formally joined the ICC last month, in a move that will enable them to submit war crimes and crimes against humanity complaints against Israel.

(With agencies)

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on February 9, 2015.
 

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