Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called for an end to the military escalation in… GazaHe stressed his rejection of any forced displacement of Palestinians, demanding adherence to international humanitarian law and lifting the siege on the Gaza Strip.
Bin Salman’s speech came during a phone call he received from US President Joe Biden yesterday, Tuesday, details of which were reported by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The agency stated that during the call, the military escalation currently taking place in Gaza and the efforts being made regarding it were discussed, and bin Salman expressed his refusal to “target civilians in any way, or target infrastructure and vital interests that affect their daily lives, or forced displacement.”
The Saudi Crown Prince stressed “the necessity of calm, stopping the escalation, and not deteriorating the situation in a way that affects the security and stability of the region, and the necessity of adhering to international humanitarian law, lifting the siege on Gaza, preserving basic services, and allowing the entry of humanitarian and medical aid.”
Highness #Crown He receives a phone call from His Excellency the President of the United States of America, during which the military escalation currently taking place in Gaza and the efforts being made regarding it were discussed.https://t.co/NXeGfDbYPB#SPA pic.twitter.com/KoDVdzFWO1
– SPA Royal News (@spagov) October 24, 2023
The agency added that bin Salman explained during the call “the importance of working to restore the path of peace to ensure that the Palestinian people obtain their legitimate rights and achieve a just and comprehensive peace.”
For his part, Biden expressed his thanks to the Saudi Crown Prince for his efforts to reduce the pace of escalation and prevent the war from expanding in the region.
The White House said that Biden and bin Salman agreed to continue broader diplomatic efforts “to maintain stability throughout the region and prevent the conflict from expanding.”
The war on the Gaza Strip continues for the 19th day in a row after the Palestinian resistance launched an operation Al-Aqsa flood On the seventh of October this year.
The unprecedented Israeli bombing to date left more than 6,000 martyrs, nearly half of whom were children, and thousands wounded, and nearly 1.4 million of the Gaza Strip’s population of 2.2 million people were displaced.
More than 1,400 Israelis were killed as a result of resistance attacks, including 308 soldiers and officers, according to what was announced by the occupation army, which also acknowledged the presence of 222 prisoners held by Palestinian factions.