GCC Secretary General Strongly Condemns Israeli Attack on UNRWA School in Gaza Strip
Riyadh, November 19, 2023, Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), has issued a resolute condemnation of the Israeli occupation forces following the brutal bombing of UNRWA's Al-Fakhoora School in the Gaza Strip. Describing the attack as an aggressive act targeting innocent civilians, Albudaiwi characterized it as a blatant violation of international and humanitarian laws and treaties, contrary to moral and humanitarian values.
In a statement, Albudaiwi reiterated his denunciation of the systematic targeting of innocent civilians and called for an immediate ceasefire. He emphasized the urgent need to ensure the protection of civilians, relief facilities, and humanitarian workers. Additionally, he called for the implementation of relevant international resolutions and the activation of international accountability mechanisms to thoroughly investigate these ongoing violations and hold their perpetrators accountable.
Albudaiwi stressed the unwavering commitment of the GCC countries to support all international efforts aimed at achieving peace and justice. He affirmed the solidarity of the GCC with the legitimate demands of the Palestinian people and urged the international community to take immediate action to halt these aggressive acts. The Secretary General emphasized that preventing further escalation is crucial to safeguard regional and international stability, underscoring the urgency for collective efforts to address the escalating humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.