Kuwait reaffirms strong condemnation of Israeli storming of Nablus

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CAIRO, Feb 23: Representative of the State of Kuwait to the Arab League denounced as “a criminal act” the deadly attack by the Israeli occupation forces on the occupied West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday. “The brutal attack is a stark violation of the international law,” Ghanim Al-Ghanim, also ambassador to Egypt, said in an address to the emergency session of the League’s Council held on the permanent-delegate level on Thursday. The meeting mulls lobbying for an Arab and international response to the Israeli aggression on Nablus and other occupied Palestinian territories. The State of Kuwait urged the international community to shoulder their responsibility and react urgently for halting the repeated Israeli attacks and provide full protection for the brotherly Palestinian people.

Smoke rises as Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Nablus, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Israeli troops moved into the city, setting off fighting that killed several Palestinians, including a 72-year-old man, Palestinian health officials said. The Israeli military gave few details about its operation in the northern city, which is known as a militant stronghold, and the army frequently operates there. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

“The persistence of the occupying power in violating the international law with no consideration for the repeated international calls risks escalating the violence and undermining the prospects of peace, “The Israeli occupation authorities are fully responsible for the consequences of those repeated attacks,” Ambassador Al-Ghanim cautioned. Expressing regret over the deadly incidents and condolences for the families of Palestinian martyrs, he appreciated the quick response from the Arab League member states and convening this meeting at the League’s Secretariat. He said the meeting takes place at a time when the sisterly State of Palestine faces open warfare targeting the legitimate rights and land of its people.

Ambassador Al-Ghanim stressed the need of providing “limitless support” from the international community for the Palestinian people to help them resist the policies of the extremist government of Israel. “The State of Kuwait continues to believe in the full legitimacy of the Palestine question and the rights of the Palestinian people in the face of the Israeli occupation,” he went on. He renewed Kuwait’s support to “the brotherly people of Palestine” in their options for reaching a just and comprehensive solution, ending the Israeli occupation, helping the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes, and establishing an independent state within the pre-June 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital. Ambassador Al-Ghanim also affirmed backing for the relevant UN resolutions, the Arab initiative for peace and the US-conceived vision for two-state solution. (KUNA)

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