The Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) said on Wednesday that they “strongly reject” Israel’s flimsy accusations that “other countries” are supporting terrorism, referring in particular to the Israeli accusation against Qatar over its support for the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian factions’ positions without explicitly naming it.Anadolu news agency reported that the GCC ministerial statement was issued after their meeting in the city of Jeddah, in western Saudi Arabia, to discuss the latest developments in the region and was published by the official Saudi Press Agency.
According to the news agency, the foreign ministers said in their statement that Israel’s accusations are “a desperate attempt to dismiss Israel’s continuous violations of the basic rights of the Palestinian people at a time when it is practicing state terrorism with full indifference to international law and international public opinion.”
The meeting discussed the GCC’s position on three different issues: the fight against terrorism, the situation in Gaza and the political developments in Iraq.
The foreign ministers stressed “the importance of concerted efforts to preserve the lives of the people in the region and to protect their interests and gains and fight extremist terrorist movements in order to enhance regional security and stability”. The statement commended Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz’s speech on 1 August, when he singled out the fight against terrorism and warned of the strife that threatens the Arab and Islamic world.
With regards to Gaza, the foreign ministers condemned “the aggression, war crimes and heinous state terrorism practiced by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip” and communicated “their strong disapproval and rejection of the Israeli justifications in this regard”. They also stressed that they “fully stand beside the Palestinian people and the Palestinian Authority to reach a lasting ceasefire in Gaza and put an end to repeating the brutal crimes committed by Israel against civilians and welcomed the truce reached in Gaza”. In addition, they emphasised the “need to reach a permanent agreement which ensures Israel’s implementation of its obligations without delay or procrastination, lifting the blockade on the Gaza Strip and returning life to normal for the enclave’s residents who have a right to a decent and safe life”.
The GCC ministers also expressed their “appreciation for the vital role played by Egypt to reach a ceasefire in Gaza and a permanent agreement to end the human suffering and enhance the security and stability there”.
The statement was issued before the 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians ended at midnight on Wednesday and the two sides announced that they had agreed to extend the truce for an additional five days.
Regarding Iraq, the foreign ministers welcomed Iraqi President Fuad Masoum’s nomination of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to form a new government and the election of Salim Al-Jbouri as Parliament Speaker, hoping that the election of these three leaders and the formation of a new broad based government will promote security, stability and unity in Iraq, allowing the country to exercise its natural role in the Arab world and respond to the legitimate aspirations of the Iraqi people.
The statement stressed the GCC’s respect for Iraqi unity and sovereignty over its territory.
President Masoum nominated the former parliamentary speaker, Al-Abadi, to be the candidate of the National Alliance and to form the new government. This move received the support of the international and Arab community and was endorsed by many Iraqi blocks. However, former Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and his State of Law Coalition, a component of the National Alliance, reject the move and consider it unconstitutional.
For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read:
The History of Resistance – The Eagle of Palestine
- Special Topic – All Israeli Massacres on Palestinians
- iRemember… – Confirmed Names of Martyrs Occupation (*)
- Special Topic – Ethnic Cleansing
- Israeli escalation in Gaza – A cover-up for settlement activity
- “Slow Death” -International report: Collective punishment of Gaza has reached critical stage – Incl Full Report PDF
- A “Leaflet” to the World about it’s own “forgotten” Extermination Camp called Gaza
- Gaza Siege Harshness Continues. Israel’s committing slow-motion genocide ~ by Stephen Lendman
THE LEGAL RIGHT OF RESISTANCE
81 Notre Dame Law Review1275(2006). Conducting an in-depth study of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and also discussing other genocides, this article details the inadequacy of many of the international community’s response to genocides, such as “targeted sanctions” or international peacekeeping forces. Examining international legal authorities such as the Genocide Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice, the article demonstrates that groups which are being subjected to genocide have a legal right of self-defense. International treaties, Security Council arms embargoes, or national gun control laws cannot lawfully be enforced in a manner which prevents self-defense resistance to a genocide in progress, because under international law, the prohibition against any form of complicity in genocide takes legal precedence over lesser laws. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. In PDF.
- The Palestinian Right of Self Defense
- Brayer: The Absolute Right of Palestinian Resistance – Source
- No. Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Occupied Palestinian Territory – Source
- If Jews in WWII Warsaw would have had rockets: They would have fired them too – by occpal
MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT THE ROCKETS FROM GAZA
- The “Rocket” from Gaza Myth – Photography
- More facts about the Rocket from Gaza Myths – Storify
- Half the story: What @IDFSpokesperson leaves out about #Gaza ~ by @yousefmunayyer
- Israel and #Gaza: Context Behind Projectile Fire ~ by @yousefmunayyer
- Truths and lies behind Israel’s attacks on Gaza and its whining about rockets ~ by @AliAbunimah
- Israel is not looking for peace. Nor talks. But: This
* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.
Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.
How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.