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GCC Secretary-General condemns attacks on Palestinians

The Secretary-General of the Riyadh-based Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah, today condemned the ongoing Israeli attacks on Palestinian civilians. In a statement, Al-Attiyah said that such escalation suggests an Israeli intention to undermine Palestinian unity. He added that the arrest of Palestinian officials is not in line with positive efforts to achieve peace and security in the region.

Al-Attiyah condemned the international silence on Israel’s actions and called on the international community, in particular the United Nations Security Council, to move quickly to stop the bloodshed in the region and protect the Palestinian people.