Saudi Crown Prince calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

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 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called on Saturday for an immediate ceasefire and humanitarian access to the Gaza Strip, during his speech at a Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit in Riyadh.


“We demand an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and deliveries of humanitarian assistance,” he told the Islamic-Arab gathering underway in the Saudi capital.


Mohammed, Saudi Arabia’s de-facto ruler, also called the continuing hostilities in Gaza an “obvious failure in the work of the UN Security Council” and insisted that the only way to bring peace to the region was to give legal rights to the Palestinian people.


The Gulf kingdom was to host an extraordinary summit of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Saturday followed by an emergency Arab League summit on Sunday but the two were merged into one due to the exceptional nature of the situation in besieged Gaza.

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