" The Israeli strikes destroyed around 65,000 houses, displacing over half a million people in a near month-long operation in the Hamas-ruled enclave."
Riyadh, Aug 9 - The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Saturday called for a united stand to show solidarity with the Palestinians against the Israeli atrocities.

In a GCC statement during a forum in Morocco, Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani demanded a united stand to put an end to the Israeli crimes against civilians in the Gaza Strip, MENA news agency reported.

Al Zayani stressed the importance to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable by the international justice system.

The GCC is a political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

The Israeli offensive that began July 8 in the restive enclave has killed over 1,900 Palestinians and left over 9,500 wounded, including around 2,800 children.

The Israeli strikes destroyed around 65,000 houses, displacing over half a million people in a near month-long operation in the Hamas-ruled enclave.

The GCC was established in Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh in 1981.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002394803
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Middleeast


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.