Israel-Hamas conflict: Saudi Arabia called a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Countries OIC, what did Iran say?
Saudi Arabia has called a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss Gaza during the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Last Saturday, Israel was attacked by Gaza’s extremist organization Hamas. In response to this, Israel started action and now Israel has ordered to evacuate half of the Gaza Strip.
OIC issued a statement saying that at the request of Saudi Arabia, a ministerial meeting is being called on Wednesday to discuss the Gaza issue.
In this emergency meeting to be held in Jeddah, the ‘threat to unarmed people’ of Gaza and Israel’s military action will be discussed.
After the attack by Hamas, Israel bombed Gaza incessantly. It has laid siege to the Gaza Strip and deployed its army and heavy weapons near the border with Gaza and is preparing for ground offensive operations.
Israel on Saturday told the people of Gaza to leave the upper part of Wadi Gaza within 24 hours and move towards the south because it is going to take major action to eliminate Hamas fighters.
What did the OIC say?
OIC, an organization of 57 Islamic countries, has called an emergency meeting of the foreign ministers of the countries included in the organization on Wednesday to discuss the conflict between Israel and Hamas and the situation of civilians in Gaza.
OIC has said that this meeting has been called at the behest of Saudi Arabia, who is presiding over the current session of OIC.
In this, apart from the increasing tension in Gaza, the situation here and the threats to the common people, there will also be discussion about the stability and security of the entire region in the Middle East.
before this OIC Had ‘condemned’ Israel in a series of tweets and said, “The occupying power has forcibly asked the Palestinian people to vacate the area, this is pushing the growing humanitarian crisis due to Israel’s occupation towards the neighboring countries.” have to give.”
The OIC said, “The OIC strongly condemns the attempt to block the passage of medical supplies, relief materials and essential goods to the Gaza Strip. This is an act of punishment to an entire community and a flagrant violation of international law.”
“The organization appeals that the international community take immediate effective action against Israel’s aggressive behavior towards the Palestinian people, otherwise it could lead to an unprecedented humanitarian tragedy.”
Along with this, OIC also appealed to create a humanitarian corridor to deliver essential goods to the Gaza Strip.
Earlier on Thursday also OIC Had held Israel responsible for the current tension and said that Israel should immediately stop the attacks on the people of Palestine.
The organization had requested the international community to intervene in the matter to stop Israel.
On October 7, Hamas fighters attacked Israel from Gaza and caused massive destruction.
Saudi Arabia also became active
Following the start of the Israeli military campaign against Hamas, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman spoke to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and told him, “Saudi Arabia supports the rights of the Palestinians, their hopes, ambitions and peace.” Stands together for.”
Since then, the Saudi Crown Prince and other leaders of the country have discussed the issue of humanitarian crisis arising in Gaza due to Israel’s attack, including French President Emmanuel Macron and French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonnade, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Jolie, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Antonio Tajani, Foreign Minister of Albania Igli Hassani, Foreign Minister of Malta Ian Borg, EU President for Foreign Affairs Josep Burrell, Foreign Minister of Sweden Tobias Billstorm, Foreign Minister of Indonesia Reno Marsudi, Have discussed with Norway’s Foreign Minister Anniken Huffel, India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and Brazil’s Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira.
On Sunday, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The issue of Gaza remained important in the discussion between the two. The Saudi Foreign Minister said that in this entire incident, the common people are being affected the most and are having to pay the price of violence. He said that there is a need to immediately declare a ceasefire in the area around Gaza.
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request from china
He urged China, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, to ensure that the Council fulfills its role of restoring peace and security and strives for an immediate ceasefire, as well as to provide assistance to the people of Gaza. Ask Israel to end its siege.
Earlier on Saturday, the Saudi Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that it rejects attempts to forcibly displace people from Gaza and strongly criticizes the targeting of unarmed people of Gaza.
In the statement, the Foreign Ministry said that the international community needs to come forward as soon as possible to stop all types of military actions against civilians and prevent the humanitarian crisis from escalating.
Efforts should also be made to provide necessary help including medical services to the people in Gaza. Depriving the people there of the basic necessities needed to live a dignified life is a violation of international humanitarian law. This will deepen the crisis in the area.
Iran said, ‘will support Hamas’
On Sunday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya met Iran’s Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian in Qatar.
According to a statement from Hamas published in the news agency Reuters, Amir-Abdullahian has agreed to continue cooperation with Hamas to achieve its goals.
Here on Sunday, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi spoke on phone with Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. During this, the Iranian President said that “What the Zionist government of Israel has done in recent days is clearly a war crime, genocide and a violation of international agreements.”
According to Iran’s state news agency IRNA, he described Israel’s actions in the Palestinian territories as a “crime against humanity” and said Israel needs to immediately withdraw its steps.
He once again repeated the same thing which his Foreign Minister had said. He said that the reaction of the Palestinians is the result of the occupation of their territory for 70 years and the insult to their places of worship.
Targeting America and its allies, he said that America and other countries that are supporting Israel in its campaign are responsible for crimes against the Palestinian people.
President Ibrahim Raisi spoke to Sultan Hatim bin Tariq of Oman and during the conversation said that Israel has become a ‘war machine’ and the United Nations, OIC, Arab League and other international organizations need to come forward to stop it.
According to Iran’s Tasnim news agency, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei met with Islamic Revolution leader Ibrahim Zakzaky in Tehran and said that “it is the responsibility of everyone in the Islamic world to help the Palestinian people.”
Earlier, after the war broke out between Israel and Hamas, Iran and Iraq had requested to call an emergency meeting of OIC.
On Monday, the foreign ministers of both the countries spoke on phone to discuss bilateral relations, during which the Palestinian issue was also discussed.
In the conversation, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian said that the actions of Palestinian rebel groups are a reaction to Israel’s long-running aggressive attitude. To reduce the current tension, a meeting of OIC should be called immediately.
United Nations appeal
UNICEF said in a post written on social media X on Sunday that the situation of children in the Middle East is very serious.
UNICEF Efforts are being made to meet the needs of children in the Gaza Strip, but reaching them is becoming increasingly difficult and dangerous.
This United Nations organization working for children has demanded an immediate stop to the attacks and said that to reach the children, ‘we need to stop the attacks on humanitarian grounds.’ This tweet of UNICEF has been retweeted by the United Nations.
United Nations He also said in a tweet on Sunday that clean drinking water is running out in Gaza, due to which 20 lakh people here are being forced to drink dirty water from wells.
It said that humanitarian aid coming to Gaza has not been allowed to reach there for a week. The organization demanded a ceasefire to provide humanitarian aid.
Earlier, the United Nations chief Antonio Guterres Had said, “War is good but it also has rules.”
He demanded humanitarian aid to reach Gaza as soon as possible and said that there is a shortage of water, food and fuel.
However, he also said that the people held hostage in Gaza should be released immediately.
Earlier, the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs martin griffits Had called Israel’s order to leave the northern part of Gaza and go to the southern part against humanity.
He had said, “To ask the already frightened common people, including women and children, to move from one densely populated area to another densely populated area, that too without stopping the war and without humanitarian aid… “Not only dangerous but also a cruel move.”
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And the attitude of the countries
Amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, US President Joe Biden has spoken on phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
biden While he assured Israel of continuing its support, he also appealed to Mahmoud Abbas to condemn the attack on Israel by Hamas on Saturday.
Biden has termed the Hamas attack as a ‘terrorist attack’ and said that he is in contact with Israel, Jordan and Egypt as well as the United Nations to reduce the humanitarian consequences of the Hamas attack.
British Prime Minister rishi sunak He also termed the Hamas attack as a terrorist attack and said that he will always stand with Israel.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said, “This is an example of the failure of America’s policy in the Middle East.”
He said that the colonial powers ignored the interests of the Palestinians and it is the result of America’s unilateral policy that the situation has gone from bad to worse over the years. He stressed the need to create an independent Palestinian state.
As far as India is concerned, after the Hamas attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a “terrorist attack” and said, “We stand in solidarity with Israel in this difficult time.”
About five days later, the External Affairs Ministry said that there has been no change in India’s stance towards Palestinians and Israel.
The ministry said that India ‘supports the demand for an independent and autonomous state of Palestine for the Palestinians.’
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “India has always been advocating direct negotiations for the establishment of Palestine, a sovereign, independent state for the Palestinian people. A country should be created which has its own borders and Palestinians can live safely there. Who will live in peace with Israel also.”
On Saturday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that China is always in favor of justice and equality.
He said that China does not support actions that cause harm to civilians in any way and violate international laws.
He said that China is in favor of peace talks and supports ceasefire. China will continue to try to reduce tension and achieve ceasefire.
In response to a question, he said that China supports that the United Nations should take an active role in reducing tensions, preventing the situation from worsening and ensuring compliance with international law.
This post originally appeared on www.bbc.com