2006 News Story

Kingdom condemns deadly Israeli shelling of Beit Hanoun

Saudi Arabia has condemned the Israeli shelling of Beit Hanoun yesterday that killed 18 people, mostly women and children.

A Saudi official said that Saudi Arabia has been following the frequent Israeli attacks on the Palestinians with great concern and anxiety. The Kingdom reiterates its call for the international community to take immediate action to end the Israeli aggressions and to work towards reviving the peace process in line with the Arab peace plan and international law.

Saudi Arabia would also like to warn of the negative consequences if the Israeli aggressions continue and their adverse impact on efforts to bring peace to the entire Middle East region, the official said.

There is an urgent need to convene an international conference attended by all concerned parties to explore ways to put an end to such heinous massacres and to protect the Palestinian people, he added.