Qaddoumi Calls for More Effective Arab Stand in Support of Intifada
By Nabil Mulhem
Head of the PLO political department Farouq Qaddoumi said that a meeting of an Arab ministerial committee in Damascus was focusing its discussions on ways of implementing resolutions adopted earlier this year at the Arab Summit in Cairo, and at the Islamic Summit in Doha.
The committee meeting that opened in the Syrian capital Sunday, was attended by eight Arab foreign ministers.
Qaddoumi told Albawaba that the committee was to follow up THE implementation of resolutions adopted by the Islamic summit held on October 22nd which called for a boycott of Israel and pledged support to the Palestinian Intifada.
Earlier, sources close to Qaddoumi told Albawaba that the Palestinian official who met with Egypt’s foreign minister Amr Moussa on the sidelines of the committee meeting, has called for a more effective Arab support than that which emerged from the Arab summit.
Qaddoumi was quoted as saying that the Palestinian Intifada was facing an Israeli war in which deadly weapons have been used, and the number of victims rises day after day amid signals of an imminent overall war in the region which would target Lebanon.
The Palestinian sources also said that Qaddoumi praised Egypt’s recall of its ambassador from Israel, but he demanded that Egypt adopt a stand proportionate with Israel’s escalation of the situation in the Palestinian lands.
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