By Arab News
Prince Faisal bin Farhan condemned the killing of all civilians on Tuesday on the sidelines of a high-level meeting at the UN Security Council headquarters on the Gaza crisis.
Prince Faisal met with other Arab foreign ministers and offcials to discuss the evolving situation in the Middle East, with particular emphasis on the issue of Palestine.
“We are all here together with a unified message that more violence is not the answer,” Prince Faisal said.
“That all civilian life is deserving of protection and that includes the lives of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. And that’s why we are all here, standing together, calling for an immediate cease-fire, for an immediate lifting of the blockade of Gaza and for a return to the peace process,” he added.
The foreign minister called for a return to a “true, serious approach” to resolving the grievances of the Palestinian people.
“Without the international community standing by its existing commitments to the resolution of the Palestinian situation, we will never see a just peace,” he said.
“Without that, we cannot have true security in our region, we are all on one message on this, and we hope the international community will come together to support those ideals.”
Prince Faisal was asked if he condemned Hamas, to which he answered: “We condemn all killing of civilians.”
Prince Faisal’s participation came at the invitation of Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mauro Vieira, who currently presides over the Security Council.
The discussion aimed to address the ongoing developments in Gaza and the surrounding region and highlight the importance of achieving peace and stability, in compliance with international laws.
While in New York, Prince Faisal is scheduled to engage in several meetings on the sidelines of the high-level Security Council session.