Arab Peace Initiative Committee meeting held
The Arab Peace Initiative Committee has called for including the Israeli settler groups into the list of terrorist organisations and for bringing their members to international courts.
The Committee holds the Israeli government directly accountable for the organised terrorist crimes committed by the Jewish settlers against the innocent Palestinian people and their homes, the latest of which was the horrible burning to death of a Palestinian child of Dawabsheh family in the village of Duma, West Bank.
The Committee, in a statement issued at the end of its meeting at the Arab League Secretariat-General in Cairo at the foreign ministers’ level, decried the Israeli government for protecting the settlers as part of its policies and endeavours to enact racial laws that espouse hatred, extremism and terrorism.
Abdul Rahim Al Awadi, Assistant Foreign Minister for Legal Affairs, headed the UAE’s delegation to the meeting.
On the request of the State of Palestine, the meeting also called for conducting Arab and international consultations to present a draft resolution to the UN Security Council on the terrorist crimes perpetrated by Israeli settlers against the Palestinian people. The draft resolution will also demand the UNSC to shoulder its responsibility, mainly in ceasing construction of settlements in the occupied Palestine, particularly in East Jerusalem.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri chaired the meeting which was attended by Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas and Nabil Al Arabi, Secretary-General of the Arab League.