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Posted On: 24 August 2011 08:49 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Arabs to launch drive for Palestine’s UN bid

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The Arab League has decided to approach the United Nations to urge the world body to make Palestine its member. The Arab Peace Initiative Committee of the Arab League met here here yesterday and decided to go to the UN with the request. The meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani and attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Arab League Secretary General Dr Nabil Al Arabi and representatives of member countries. The Palestinian president talked about launching a political move worldwide to get United Nations membership for Palestine and draw the world’s attention to Israeli aggression in Gaza. The committee also sought international support for Palestine to become a United Nations’ member. The General Secretary of Arab League was urged to keep in touch with local and international organisations for the success of the Arab move for the Palestinian cause. It was also recommended to follow up implementation of the plan of Arab League to combat the Israeli aggression in Gaza and settlements in east Jerusalem. Members of the Arab Peace Initiative Committee include Qatar, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Algeria, Palestine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Oman and Sudan