Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has expressed Saudi Arabia’s commitment to upholding the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, ensuring their hopes and aspirations are met, and achieving fair and lasting peace in the region. This commitment was reaffirmed during a phone call between Crown Prince Mohammed and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, during which they discussed the ongoing military escalation in Gaza and the need to intensify international and regional efforts to halt the growing violence.
Additionally, North Korea has pointed the finger at Israel as the responsible party for the recent bloodshed in Gaza. In a statement, North Korea’s ruling party spokesman laid the blame for the current crisis in Gaza on Israel, characterizing the ongoing hostilities as a result of continuous Israeli aggression against the innocent Palestinian population. The statement emphasized that the resolution of the Israel-Palestine issue lies in the establishment of a free Palestinian state.
Furthermore, there are expectations of an upcoming visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Russia, which is considered of particular significance given the current circumstances. While both parties have maintained daily communication, no official announcement has been made regarding the timing of President Abbas’s visit to Moscow. Russia, along with Arab nations, Iran, and Hamas, has denounced violence on both sides and called for a focus on peaceful negotiations, sidelining the U.S. proposal for an independent Palestinian state.
These developments come amid a backdrop of international concern and calls for de-escalation, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive and peaceful resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.