Arab League Denounces Israel's ‘Grave Military Escalation’
The Arab League on Thursday denounced Israel's "grave military escalation" in the Palestinian territories, saying Arab heads of state would consider all options at the October 21-22 summit.
“Israel's military escalation against the Palestinian Authority offices in the West Bank and Gaza constitutes a serious escalation of the situation when international and Arab efforts are trying to calm things," the league's secretary general Esmat Abdel Meguid told reporters.
"The Arab summit will not stand by with arms folded against such Israeli practices and all the options are open" for Arab leaders, he said, declining to spell out the options.
He stressed "the need to adopt a unified Arab position faced with these Israeli attacks."
In response to the lynching of two Israeli soldiers by a Palestinian crowd in Ramallah Thursday, Israeli helicopters fired missiles at Palestinian official buildings in Ramallah and Gaza – CAIRO (AFP)
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