CAIRO: Arab foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the ongoing conflict between Hamas militants and Israel, Youm7 reported Saturday
On Friday, Kuwait, currently holding the rotating Arab League (AL) leadership, has called on to hold an “urgent” foreign ministerial meeting to discuss how to de-escalate the ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israeli military.
Since the beginning of the Israeli airstrike on Gaza Monday, over 120 Palestinians, including children and women have been killed, AFP reported Friday.
Israel has launched air strikes on Gaza a day after corpses of the three kidnapped Israeli children were found in the West Bank.
Launching the Israeli strikes followed by the death of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohamed Abo Khodeir who was burned to death by the Israeli settlers as a kind of revenge. Since then, firing missiles are being exchanged between Hamas and Israel.
Kuwait sent an official invitation to the secretariat of the League to convene the meeting, Kuwaiti representative at the AL, Aziz Rahim al-Dihany told KUNA Friday.
Egypt exceptionally reopened Saturday Rafah crossing for receiving the injured Palestinians and allowing the humanitarian aid which was donated by Egypt and Arab countries to enter Gaza.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry phoned his Saudi and Jordanian counterparts Saturday, discussing the Palestinian-Israeli case, MENA reported.