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Sunday 22 July 2018
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ZongoNews Radio

Saudi Arabia condemns Israel’s killing of Palestinian civilians

JEDDAH – Saudi Arabia strongly condemned on Monday Israeli occupation forces’ targeting of unarmed Palestinian civilians, killing and wounding scores of people, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

In a statement, carried by the Saudi Press Agency, the source called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility to stop the violence and protect the Palestinian people.

It reiterated the Kingdom’s stand on the Palestinian cause and support for Palestinians in restoring their legitimate rights in accordance with the international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

The General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars strongly condemned the Israeli killing of Palestinian civilians.

“The question of Palestine, with Jerusalem as its capital, is a central issue for the Muslim world. Peace can be achieved in the region only if the international community deals with this just cause seriously and responsibly,” it said in a press statement.

In this regard, the Secretariat noted the support offered by the government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for the Palestinian brothers in the restoration of their rights.

-SG