Saudi Arabia condemns continued Israeli settlement expansion in West Bank

Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, Abdul Aziz Al-Wasel, was speaking at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council. (File/SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, Abdul Aziz Al-Wasel, was speaking at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council. (File/SPA)
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Updated 19 March 2021

Saudi Arabia condemns continued Israeli settlement expansion in West Bank

Saudi Arabia condemns continued Israeli settlement expansion in West Bank
  • Kingdom continues to support the Palestinian cause at all political and economic levels, says envoy

LONDON: Saudi Arabia on Thursday condemned the continued Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the demolition of Palestinian property.
The Kingdom’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Abdul Aziz Al-Wasel, said the Kingdom continues to support the Palestinian cause at all political and economic levels, and defend the legitimate rights of the Palestinians.
“Saudi Arabia adheres to the Arab peace initiative proposed by the Kingdom and adopted by the Arab countries in 2002, which affirms the Palestinians’ right to obtain an independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, the return of refugees, and Israel’s withdrawal of the occupied Syrian Arab Golan Heights,” he said.