Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar slam Israel after deadly IDF raid on Nablus
Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief
Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar join Jordan in condemning today’s deadly Israeli military raid in Nablus in which 10 Palestinians were killed and 102 were injured.
Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry calls the “Israeli occupation forces’ storming of the Palestinian city… a serious violation of international law.” Riyadh calls on the international community to stop such escalations.
Egypt’s foreign ministry slams the IDF raid and expresses its “deep concern” that the operation will further escalate tensions, harming Cairo’s efforts to instill calm.
Qatar’s foreign ministry “strongly condemns” the raid, calling it an “extension of [Israel’s] continuous and systematic crimes against the Palestinian people.”
Doha “warns of an explosion of tensions in the Palestinian territories as a result of the Israeli escalation” and calls on the international community to act to stop such “Israeli attacks” and to “provide protection” to the Palestinian people.
All three governments reiterate their support for a two-state solution on the pre-1967 lines — a proposal that is not supported by the current Israeli government.
As they did when Israel announced the approval of new outposts and settlements in the West Bank last week, Abraham Accords signatories UAE, Bahrain and Morocco have thus far refrained from joining fellow Arab states in condemning the raid.