Arab League to Hold Urgent Meeting Sunday to Discuss ‘Critical Events’ in Palestine
The Arab League will hold an urgent meeting Sunday to discuss the ‘critical events’ taking place in Palestine.
In an interview with Al-Jazira satellite channel, the Secretary General of the Arab League, Esmat Abdel-Meguid said that a trilateral meeting was held in Cairo with himself, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, and EU Middle-East Envoy Miguel Moratinos to discuss the clashes that broke out on Thursday.
Abdel-Meguid said that Moratinos had been asked to make the necessary contacts with members of the EU to put an end to the ‘massacres’, which started as a result of Likud leader Ariel Sharon’s visit to Al-Harem Al-Sharif. Abdel-Meguid described the right wing leader as a man of “a black history, and a war criminal,” referring to Sharon’s involvement in the massacres of Sabra and Shatila in 1982.
The secretary said that Sharon was repeating his steps by “violating the holiness of Al-Haram Al-Sharif with his visit.”
Abdel Meguid denied that Arab countries had maintained silence over Israel’s violations, saying that the Arab League had taken a firm stance regarding the ‘critical, bloody events’ that were taking place.
Since the clashes started Thursday morning, Israeli soldiers have killed twenty Palestinians and injured more than five hundred – Albawaba.com.
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