2003 News Story

Kingdom deplores Israel’s rigidity in rejecting peace move

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Fawzi Abdulmajeed Shobokshi expressed the Kingdom’s condemnation of Israel’s rigid policy, saying Israel has been rejecting every regional and international mideast peace initiative while practicing state terrorism in flagrant violation of UN resolutions. Israel’s continued aggression against the Palestinian people, he said, provides clear evidence of its determination to block any effort towards realization of a just and comprehensive solution, declaring that the international community must put pressure on Israel until it complies with these resolutions and implements the roadmap, paving the way for a permanent and comprehensive solution and the establishment of the State of Palestine by 2005.