King Salman speaks with Palestinian president, condemns Israeli aggression

King Salman speaks with Palestinian president, condemns Israeli aggression
Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a telephone call on Friday. (SPA/Reuters)
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Updated 21 May 2021

King Salman speaks with Palestinian president, condemns Israeli aggression

King Salman speaks with Palestinian president, condemns Israeli aggression
  • Abbas thanked King Salman for Saudi Arabia's efforts to stop the Israeli aggression

RIYADH: During a telephone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reaffirmed the Kingdom’s condemnation of the Israeli aggression and attacks in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip over the past 11 days.

A ceasefire agreed by Israel and Hamas took effect early on Friday. King Salman offered his prayers for the swift recovery of those injured during the conflict, and said he wishes the Palestinian people security and peace.

He added that the Kingdom will continue its efforts at all levels to prevent Israeli attacks on Jerusalem by working with all relevant parties to put pressure on the Israeli government.

Abbas expressed his deep appreciation for the Kingdom’s support and thanked the king and the Saudi government for their efforts within international, Islamic and Arab organizations to halt the Israeli aggression and support the Palestinian people.