The Arab League emergency meeting begins to discuss the policy of confronting the crimes of the occupation

The Arab League Council’s extraordinary session at the level of permanent delegates kicked off today, Thursday, under the chairmanship of Yemen, at the request of the State of Palestine to discuss the policy of confronting the crimes of genocide and Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people, in addition to colonial expansion.

The delegation of the State of Palestine was headed to the meeting, which was attended by the Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ambassador Hossam Zaki, the Assistant Secretary-General for Palestine and the Occupied Arab Territories at the League, Saeed Abu Ali, and a number of Assistant Secretaries-General at the Secretariat, the Palestinian Delegate to the Arab League, Ambassador Muhannad Al-Aklouk, First Counsellor Rizq Al-Zaanin, Counsellor Jumana Al-Ghoul, and the two attachés Maher Masoud and Ala Al-Jaab.

The meeting is being held in light of the ongoing genocide committed by the occupying power, Israel, against the Palestinian people, and the recent approval
by the occupation government of a series of measures aimed at preventing the embodiment of the independence of the State of Palestine on the ground, and the persistence of plans to annex the occupied West Bank lands, and the piracy of the funds of the Palestinian government.

Al-Aklouk called for freezing Israel’s participation in the UN General Assembly due to its failure to abide by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, its threat to international peace and security, and its failure to fulfill its obligations that were a condition for accepting its membership in the UN, pointing out that international law has proven that it alone is unable to stop the greatest crime that can be committed, which is the crime of genocide, especially when it is committed by Israel, which enjoys immunity, and is not held accountable for its crimes or has effective pressure and enforcement mechanisms applied to it.

He called for the formation of Arab relief delegations to lead the flow of humanitarian, relief and medic
al aid to the entire Gaza Strip in coordination and cooperation with international organizations, by land, sea and air, in implementation of the temporary measures ordered by the International Court of Justice on 1/26/2024, and in implementation of the decision to break the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip, which was adopted by the Arab-Islamic Summit held in Riyadh on 11/11/2023.

He stressed that the League of Arab States reflects the consensus of 22 Arab countries to support the Palestinian cause with firm political positions that support the cause, whether in the League’s decisions or in international forums, especially the Arab Summit’s decisions regarding the cause, which we find formulated in solid and even strong political and legal language and contain measures that can actually be implemented at the political, legal and economic levels, but the League’s decisions remain a commitment that awaits further effectiveness and implementation.

Al-Aklouk pointed out that during the past eight months of the g
enocide, the League held two summits, four councils of foreign ministers, and six councils at the level of delegates. An interim committee of permanent delegates was tasked, last January, with formulating practical measures that could be taken to force Israel to stop the genocide.

He stressed the need to submit Arab referrals and complaints to the International Criminal Court regarding Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people, and to direct Arab civil society organizations, unions and human rights syndicates to initiate lawsuits against Israeli officials in national and international courts.

The Palestinian delegate said that Israel killed 16,000 children and injured 34,000 children, 3,600 children are still under the rubble, 1,500 children lost limbs and eyes, and Israel orphaned 17,000 children, noting that the number of Palestinian children killed over the past nine months exceeds the number of children killed in all the world’s conflicts over the past four years.

He pointed out that Isra
el starved 34 children to death, and the remaining children in Gaza suffer from food insecurity, and many of them are at risk of dying of hunger, thirst or disease, due to the crime of starvation and siege that Israel uses as a tool of the crime of genocide, and all children in Gaza are outside the education process, and all newborns in Gaza have not received the necessary vaccinations.

He explained that Israel killed 10,600 women, left 60,000 pregnant women at risk of death before, during or after childbirth, and destroyed all healthy and safe methods of reproduction. Thus, Israel prevented safe reproductive operations as a tool of crime.

Source: Maan News Agency