Riyadh, 28 October 2023 (TDI): Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement strongly condemning and denouncing Israeli ground operations in the Gaza Strip.

The statement expresses grave concern about these operations, which threaten the lives of Palestinian civilians and expose them to further dangers and inhumane conditions.

The Saudi Arabian government is closely monitoring the Israeli military escalation in Gaza, particularly after the Israeli army initiated ground operations in the region.

In addition, the kingdom asserts that such actions represent blatant and unjustified violations of international law against the Palestinian people, who are considered brothers to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia emphasizes the significant danger posed by the continuation of these violations to the stability of the region and regional as well as international security and peace.

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Moreover, the statement calls upon the international community to fulfill its responsibilities by taking immediate action to halt this military operation, in line with the United Nations General Assembly resolution issued on October 27, 2023.

The kingdom’s appeal is aimed at safeguarding the lives of innocent civilians, preserving vital infrastructure and interests, upholding international humanitarian law, and ensuring that humanitarian and relief organizations can deliver urgently needed assistance to the people of Gaza without encountering obstacles.

As the situation in Gaza remains a matter of deep concern for Saudi Arabia, and the kingdom is committed to advocating for peace, stability, and the protection of the rights and well-being of the Palestinian people.

The call for immediate cessation of military operations underscores the urgency of addressing the humanitarian crisis in the region and working towards a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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As the situation in the Gaza Strip continues to evolve, Saudi Arabia remains committed to working within the international community to advocate for a just and lasting peace that respects the rights of all parties involved.

The statement concludes with a call for international cooperation and concerted efforts to bring about an end to the violence and suffering in Gaza and to pave the way for a peaceful and equitable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.