Emergency meeting at the Arab league Thursday to discuss Palestine and Libya
The Arab League - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO:  Several foreign ministers arrived in Egypt Wednesday night to attend an emergency meeting of the Arab League Thursday in Cairo, Youm7 reported.

UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah of Qatar along with other regional counterparts will discuss the situation in Palestine and Libya.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will attend the meeting, as he was already visiting Egypt starting from Tuesday meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and several other political figures.

The Israeli government froze $128 million of Palestinian tax revenue Friday after Abbas signed a document under which Palestine would join 20 international organizations, including the International Criminal Court (ICC.)

Abbas’ move came after the United Nations General Assembly failed Dec. 30, 2014 to pass a resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from lands occupied since the 1967 borders were drawn. Eight countries voted in favor of the proposal; two, including the U.S., which has veto power, voted against it, and five countries abstained.

The situation in Libya has been deteriorating lately, as militant groups continue to kill a number of civilians from different nationalities, including Egyptians. Earlier in December Libyan authorities in Sirte announced Magdy Sobhy, an Egyptian doctor based in Libya and his wife Sahar Talaat had been killed inside their home; days later, their daughter was found dead in the desert.


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