Arab FMs to hold emergency talks in Kuwait on Israeli aggression

Arab foreign ministers will hold emergency talks in Kuwait on Friday to discuss the "continuation of the Israeli aggression on Gaza", Arab League said.

Arab FMs to hold emergency talks in Kuwait on Israeli aggression

Arab foreign ministers will hold emergency talks in Kuwait on Friday to discuss the "continuation of the Israeli aggression on Gaza", Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa said on Monday.

Moussa told reporters that Arab states had agreed to the meeting, called for by Qatar, because Israel had failed to comply with a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire.

The ministers will hold preliminary talks on Thursday.

Diplomatic sources also said that arrangements were under way to hold an emergency Arab League summit on the sidelines of the Arab economic summit scheduled for Jan. 19, also in Kuwait.

Arab foreign ministers held emergency talks in Cairo on Dec. 31, in which they agreed to send a ministerial delegation to the Security Council to press for U.N. action.

The ministers said then that they would not decide on holding a summit until they had seen the response to the Arab League's approaches to the Security Council.

Both Hamas and Israel have spurned international calls for an end to the conflict.

Medical officials have put the Palestinian death toll from Israel's assault on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip at more than 900. Israel says three of its civilians and 10 soldiers have died.

Reuters
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