Arab League head says Israel committing war crimes

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi accuses Israel of war crimes, as Egypt asks Arab foreign ministers at a meeting in Cairo to support its initiative to end week-long fighting in Gaza.

“The world is witnessing the reality and nature of Israeli colonialism which is committing war crimes,” Arabi says before the meeting enters a closed session.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri calls on the ministers to back an initiative for a ceasefire his government had prepared.