1996 Public Statement

Saudi Arabia condemns Israeli actions against Palestinians

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been following with deep anxiety the developments in the situation in the Palestinian arena stemming from Israeli aggression on unarmed Palestinians, and in particular the Israeli decision to dig a tunnel under Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia views these practices of the Israeli authorities as a flagrant violation of the outcome of the Madrid Conference, the principle of land-for-peace, and the resolutions of international legitimacy, notably UN Resolutions 242, 338, and 425.

An official Saudi statement yesterday reiterated the absolute adherence of the government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdulaziz to all efforts for the enhancement of the pillars of security, stability and peace in the region, which is still suffering greatly as the result of Israel’s actions, and urged the international community to put an end to these tyrannical Israeli practices that aim at undermining the initiatives working for implementation of the UN resolutions whether in deed or in spirit. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, along with its friends everywhere, is determined to go ahead in its intensive efforts to make this region a haven of security, peace and prosperity.