Saudi Arabia condemns brutal Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians

Photo showing Saudi Arabia’s King Salman presiding over the Saudi Cabinet Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (SPA)
Updated 16 May 2018
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Saudi Arabia condemns brutal Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians

  • King Salman calls Palestinian President  Mahmoud Abbas
  • The Kingdom rejects the US’ decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s government on Tuesday said it opposed the US decision to relocate its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“The Kingdom rejects the American administration’s decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem,” the council of ministers said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

“This step represents a significant prejudice against the rights of the Palestinian people which have been guaranteed by international resolutions,” it said.

“The government of Saudi Arabia has already warned of the grave consequences of such an unjustified move,” SPA added.

In a call to the Palestinian President  Mahmoud Abbas late on Tuesday, the king condemned the brutal aggression against unarmed civilians and prayed for those killed and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

King Salman also reiterated the Kingdom’s support for the restoration of the legitimate rights of the people of Palestine in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative.

The Kingdom has called for a an emergency meeting of foreign ministers of Arab League member states to unite efforts and take urgent measures to protect the Palestinian people.

The government meeting led by King Salman reiterated Riyadh’s condemnation of Israeli gunfire that killed dozens of Palestinians along the Gaza Strip border on Monday.

The Cabinet also condemned the Israeli army’s deliberate targeting of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. The council called on the international community to assume responsibility for stopping the violence and protecting the Palestinians.

 


Saudi Arabia prepares hundreds of mosques for Eid Al-Adha prayer

Updated 18 August 2018
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Saudi Arabia prepares hundreds of mosques for Eid Al-Adha prayer

DUBAI: Nearly 470 mosques have been prepared for the Eid Al-Adha prayer, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Daawah and Guidance in Madinah announced

Sheikh Fahad bin Sulaiman al-Tuwaijri,  Director-General of the ministry in Madinah, said that 469 mosques and places of prayer had been equipped, both in Madinah and elsewhere.

The Eid Al-Adha prayer will be at 6:13a.m., state news agency SPA reported.