Statement on the Decisions of the Joint Extraordinary Arab-Islamic Summit
The Muslim World League welcomed the decisions made at the extraordinary Arab-Islamic summit, convened at the invitation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, currently presiding over both summits, and the State of Palestine played a central role in these discussions. Participants included countries from both the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the League of Arab States, symbolizing a united stance. They collectively condemned the brutal Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including Al-Quds Al-Sharif. The summit aimed to address this aggression and the resulting humanitarian catastrophe.
In a statement, His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) and Chairman of the Organization of Muslim Scholars, emphasized the MWL's support for the Palestinian people's rights to freedom and an independent state. The statement by the General Secretariat of the MWL advocates for convening an international peace conference as soon as possible. This conference aims to initiate a credible peace process based on international law, resolutions of international legitimacy, and the 'land for peace' principle. The process should have a specific timeline and international guarantees to lead to an end to the occupation.
Dr. Al-Issa affirmed the validity of the statements made, which rejected the characterization of Israel's retaliatory war as self-defense. He emphasized the condemnation of the killing and targeting of civilians, grounding this stance in humanitarian values and alignment with international law and international humanitarian law. Furthermore, he stressed the urgency for the international community to take immediate and decisive action to halt the killing and targeting of Palestinian civilians. Dr. Al-Issa underscored the fundamental principle that there should be no disparity in valuing human life, regardless of nationality, race, or religion.
His Excellency commended the summit's decision to break the siege on Gaza and facilitate the entry of aid convoys, while denouncing the double standards in the application of international law. He warned that this dual approach seriously undermines the credibility of multilateral actions and highlights the selectivity in applying the system of human values.
His Excellency expressed his sincere gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and to His Royal Highness, Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He prayed for their protection by Allah and thanked them for their generous invitation and hosting of the summit. This summit is a testament to Saudi Arabia's persistent and pivotal role during these challenging times for the Palestinian people. It also reflects Saudi Arabia’s unwavering commitment to supporting Palestinian rights and alleviating their suffering.