Saudi Arabia welcomes declaration of ceasefire in Gaza

Update Saudi Arabia welcomes declaration of ceasefire in Gaza
A child raises a Palestinian flag and cheers as spectators gather beside the rubble of the Al-Jalaa building in Gaza City, Friday, May 21, 2021. (AP)
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Updated 21 May 2021

Saudi Arabia welcomes declaration of ceasefire in Gaza

Saudi Arabia welcomes declaration of ceasefire in Gaza
  • The truce came into effect early on Friday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia welcomed on Friday the declaration of a ceasefire in Gaza. 

The Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry said it appreciated the efforts made by Egypt and other international parties in brokering the truce that came into effect early on Friday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. It ended 11 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas.

The ministry also expressed its hopes “for concerted efforts to find a just settlement of the Palestinian issue in a way that achieves the aspirations of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with international legitimacy decisions and the Arab Peace Initiative.”

The Kingdom said it will continue its efforts, in cooperation with friendly countries, to achieve such a settlement.