Arab FMs meet in Egypt's Cairo over Israeli attacks on Gaza

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal is the chairman of the meeting.

Arab FMs meet in Egypt's Cairo over Israeli attacks on Gaza

Arab foreign ministers met in Cairo on Wednesday to seek a common position in response to Israeli attacks which have killed 385 people in Gaza.

But the Arab world is deeply divided in its attitude on the event. Saudi Arabia told the opening session at Arab League headquarters in Cairo that the Israeli attacks on Gaza would not have happened if Palestinians were united.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, the chairman of the meeting, said Palestinian groups should hold a "decisive meeting that would result in a national unity government".

"This terrible massacre would not have happened if the Palestinian people was standing united behind one leadership," he said.

Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa said Arabs should take the matter of the Israeli attacks to the U.N. Security Council, even at a risk that a resolution would face a veto from one of the five permanent members of the council.

Reuters
Last Mod: 31 Aralık 2008, 13:15
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