The delegation of Arab and Muslim ministers, including representatives from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Indonesia, Palestine, and the Organizations for Islamic Cooperation, is calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Their first stop on a five-country tour is Beijing, where they hope to negotiate an end to hostilities and allow humanitarian aid to reach the devastated Palestinian enclave.
The ministers are putting pressure on the West to reject Israel’s justification of its actions against the Palestinians as self-defense. During their visit, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud emphasized the need for an immediate cessation of fighting and killings and for humanitarian supplies to be delivered to Gaza.
Israel’s ambassador to Beijing, Irit Ben-Abba, expressed her hope that there would be no declaration of a ceasefire from this visit. She also called for discussions about the hostages captured by Hamas. However, Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi affirmed Beijing’s support for the just cause of the Palestinian people and their national rights.
China has been calling repeatedly for de-escalation between Israel and Palestine and for the pursuit of a two-state solution for an independent Palestine. The country aims to ease the humanitarian crisis and work towards a comprehensive, just, and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue. China’s special envoy for the Middle East, Zhai Jun, has been engaged with officials from Israel and the Palestinian Authority as well as with other organizations such as the Arab League and EU in discussions about these issues.
In summary: Arab and Muslim ministers are calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during their visit to Beijing as part of a five-country tour aimed at negotiating an end to hostilities and allowing humanitarian aid into the devastated Palestinian enclave. They are applying pressure on Western countries like Israel’s justification of its actions against Palestinians as self-defense should be rejected.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud emphasized that there should be an immediate cessation of fighting and killings in Gaza while Israeli ambassador Irit Ben-Abba expressed hope that there would be no declaration of a ceasefire from this visit but rather discussions about hostages captured by Hamas.
China has repeatedly called for de-escalation between Israel