The GCC calls on the international community to assume its responsibility towards the Palestinian people

Member states of the Riyadh-based Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility towards the Palestinian people in the face of Israeli violations, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.

They urged him to redouble his efforts to relaunch the peace process and negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis, with the aim of establishing an independent Palestinian state along the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital and on the basis of the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002, the two-state solution and relevant international resolutions.

Addressing the Human Rights Council on behalf of the GCC, the Saudi representative to the United Nations, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wasel, said that the Gulf countries expressed their gratitude to the ad hoc committee tasked with carrying out a investigation of violations in the occupied Palestinian territories.

They welcomed his first comprehensive report discussed by the HRC, noting his regrettable conclusions that Israel has no intention of ending its occupation, recognizing international legitimacy or mandate, or implementing any recommendations.

The GCC stressed that the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip and the numerous human rights violations undermine any possibility of achieving peace or an end to violence in the region.

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