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  • Ahmed Saleh

Arab League holds special session at Palestine's request, chaired by Morocco

Cairo, January 2024, Responding to Palestine's request, the Arab League Council is scheduled to convene an extraordinary session on Sunday, at the level of permanent delegates, with the Kingdom of Morocco assuming the chairmanship.

Ambassador Mohannad Aklouk, Palestine's Permanent Representative to the Arab League, explained in a press statement that the Palestinian request was made in collaboration with Morocco, currently presiding over the 160th session of the Arab League at the ministerial level. The initiative also garnered support from Jordan, Egypt, and other member states of the Cairo-based pan-Arab organization.

Aklouk further highlighted that the purpose of the non-ordinary session is to establish a unified Arab stance concerning the provisional measures issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel, the occupying power. These measures were prompted by a lawsuit filed by South Africa, accusing Israel of violating the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

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