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  HE the GCCSG Expresses Strong Condemnation and Rejection of the Israeli Security Cabinet's Decision Regarding the Expansion of Settlement Operations in the West Bank

General Secretariat - Riyadh

His Excellency Mr. Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), expressed his strong condemnation and rejection of the decision of the Israeli Security Cabinet regarding the expansion of settlement operations in the West Bank.

His Excellency emphasised the categorical rejection by the GCC of the continuous and systematic violations by the Israeli occupation forces of international law and resolutions of international legitimacy, noting that the continuation of the Israeli occupation authorities in these dangerous policies will lead to instability and insecurity in the region.

Moreover, His Excellency reiterated the firm and steadfast position of the GCC in supporting the Palestinian cause and reaching a solution based on ending the Israeli occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the relevant United Nations resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.