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Arab League Chief Calls for Urgent Ceasefire in Gaza


Wed 11 Oct 2023 | 11:07 PM
Secretary-General of the Arab league Ahmed Aboul Gheit
Secretary-General of the Arab league Ahmed Aboul Gheit
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In a fervent appeal during a meeting with Arab foreign ministers at the Arab League's headquarters, Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit issued a resolute call for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, emphasizing that the present moment demands the highest degree of self-restraint. He asserted that the ongoing escalation by occupying forces could engender a surge in bloodshed and regional instability.

Expressing profound solidarity with the citizens of the Gaza Strip, Aboul Gheit urged an expeditious halt to the firing, to prevent exacerbating risks that could potentially engulf the entire region and to cease the cycle of retaliation perpetuated by the occupation. His words resonated in a context of heightened tensions and sustained confrontations that have enveloped the Gaza Strip, propelling the necessity for a strategic and humanitarian pause in hostilities.

Aboul Gheit attributed the main cause of the escalating circumstances to the continual settlement and violations. He was adamant that a two-state solution remains the sole formula capable of securing safety for all entities involved. However, he highlighted that Israel has prioritized settlement over security, continuing its provocations and persisting with an incendiary discourse that fosters hatred.

The Secretary-General expressed his aspiration for a future where Israel and Palestine can coexist side by side in peace and security, something he affirmed could not materialize without establishing an independent Palestinian state along the 1967 borders.

In the tapestry of the Middle Eastern diplomatic dialogues, Aboul Gheit’s message emphasizes a pivotal stance toward reaching a resolution. His words underscore the necessity of quelling the ongoing violence and fortifying avenues toward a sustainable, peaceful coexistence in the region. The commitment to preventing further descent into a retaliatory spiral and safeguarding regional stability stands paramount in the deliberations and actions moving forward.