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Morocco Calls for Convening Emergency Meeting by Arab League on Gaza

The Kingdom of Morocco, which chairs the current session of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level, called for holding an emergency meeting by the Council at the level of foreign ministers, following the worsening situation in the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military has declared a “state of war alert” on Saturday, after Palestinian Islamist Group Hamas fired a barrage of 5,000 rockets and sent fighters into “Israeli territory.” Israeli media outlets have reported so far a death toll of 700.

According to the Moroccan Foreign Ministry’s statement, released on Sunday, the meeting is meant for consultation and coordination concerning the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip and the outbreak of military action targeting civilians. The Arab ministers will come together to find ways to halt this dangerous escalation.

Arab parties are working tirelessly and making preparations to hold the said meeting this week at the League of Arab States headquarters in Cairo.

Morocco had expressed its concern over the mounting tension in Gaza, and had repeatedly warned against the repercussions of a political stalemate on regional peace.