S Arabia: World must stop Israel terror, not remain silent

Saudi Arabia said on Monday the international community should do more to stop Israeli barbarity in its military offensive against the Gaza Strip.

S Arabia: World must stop Israel terror, not remain silent

"The international position is feeble in dealing with unprecedented Israeli violations in dealing with international crises," said a cabinet statement carried by the state news agency SPA.

"To say that Israeli barbarity is self-defence is to close one's eyes to the history of Israeli occupation and settlement of Palestinian territories, practices of closure and terror, and the massive imbalance in power between the two sides," it said.

Israel's 10-day-old military offensive in the Gaza Strip has killed more than 550 Palestinians.

Witnesses said police fired rubber bullets to break up a pro-Palestinian protest in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province last week. The government denied any protest took place.

"The Palestinian leadership has a special responsibility since effective Arab-Islamic action can only come about through unity, cohesion and integrity in Palestinian decision-making," Monday's statement said.

Reuters

Last Mod: 07 Ocak 2009, 12:16
Add Comment