Arab FMs to meet in Egypt over Israeli strike on Gaza

Arab foreign ministers will meet in Cairo on Sunday or Monday to take a common position on Israeli raids which killed at least 155 people in Gaza

Arab FMs to meet in Egypt over Israeli strike on Gaza

Arab foreign ministers will meet in Cairo on Sunday or Monday to take a common position on Israeli raids which killed at least 155 people in Gaza, the Arab League chief said on Saturday.

At the same time Libya, the only Arab country on the U.N. Security Council, will seek an urgent meeting of the council, Secretary-General Amr Moussa told reporters.

"The council of Arab foreign ministers will hold an extraordinary and immediate meeting tomorrow or the day after at the request of Jordan," he said.

"It will take a joint Arab position on what is happening and at the same time agree on the steps to be taken," he said.

Moussa said the attacks on Saturday were only the beginning.

"We are facing a continuing spectacle which has been carefully planned. So we have to expect that there will be many casualties. We face a major humanitarian catastrophe," he said.

Reuters

Last Mod: 28 Aralık 2008, 11:43
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