Arab Officials: Palestinian Question Remains Center of Arab Concern

SHARM El-SHEIKH, March 26, 2015 (WAFA) – Arab foreign ministers convening at the Egypt’s resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh Thursday affirmed that the Palestinian question remains at top of Arab League’s agenda.

Arab foreign ministers met in Sharm el-Sheikh to discuss the latest developments in Yemen and prepare for the upcoming 26th Arab summit scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shuukri affirmed, the Palestinian question will remain at the forefront of our concerns until regional comprehensive and just peace is brought about,” noting that such peace would be achieved after Palestinians regain all of their rights.

“We will not rest until the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital is established. To this end, pressures should remain in place so that the international community holds responsibility and faces Israeli policies and practices undermining hope for solving the Palestinian question,” added Shukri.

Shukri renewed calls on donor countries which pledged financial support for Gaza’s reconstruction process to fulfill their obligations in order to alleviate the humanitarian crisis that Gaza’s people are suffering from.

On the other hand, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi insisted the occupation of the Palestinian Territories must end and an agreement on status quo issues must be achieved and implemented within a clear timeframe, which ensures the establishment of a Palestinian state.