Lebanon Favors Arab Summit to End Israeli 'Massacre'
Lebanon supports the holding of an Arab summit to stop Israel's "massacre" of Palestinians, Prime Minister Salim Hoss said Monday.
"The events in occupied Palestine are extremely serious and demand a common Arab position to face them and put pressure on the international community to end the massacre," Hoss told reporters.
"To this end, we believe it is appropriate to hold an Arab summit to look at the situation," he said.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, meeting in Cairo, called earlier Monday for an Arab summit, after Israeli forces killed more than 40 Palestinians over four days as they put down riots.
The call for an Arab summit was also supported Monday by Jordan's King Abdullah II and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat - BEIRUT (AFP)
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