Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Abul Gheit asserted that it is imperative to immediately reach a ceasefire agreement and put an end to the brutal Israeli bombing targeting the people of the Gaza Strip.
He said in his speech during the Cairo Peace Summit Saturday that there is also a need to open safe corridors for the full delivery of humanitarian aid while ensuring the continued access of water, food, medicine and energy for the people in the besieged enclave.
He said that the continuation of the humanitarian crisis in the Strip comes in a clear violation of international law by Israel, noting that the Arab League rejects all forms of targeting civilians.
The pan-Arab organization’s chief denounced statements that describe some peoples as barbaric and others as civilized, warning against being drawn into a religious conflict that would cause a prolonged catastrophe to humanity.
He called on all parties directly or indirectly concerned with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to bear responsibility, exercise restraint and not act in a way that leads to expanding the confrontation so as to avert the threat of a regional war.
He concluded his speech by underlining the need to reach an urgent agreement on a clear and specific horizon for a comprehensive political settlement that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in which its people live in security, stressing that doing so will allow for future generations in Palestine and Israel to live in peace.