Doha- Riyadh (ANN)-Two statement and brought out each one individually released by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Israel was warned not to try aggressive measures that would further destabilize the region or inflame the conflict in the Middle East.


The State of Qatar has strongly condemned Israeli occupation’s decision to expand settlements in the West Bank, considering it a new chapter in the ongoing violations of international legitimacy resolutions, particularly United Nations Security Council Resolution 2,334.

In a statement on Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that the occupation policy, based on expanding settlements and forcibly displacing the Palestinian people, along with its ongoing brutal war on the Gaza Strip, constitutes an obstacle to efforts aimed at preventing the expansion of the cycle of violence in the region and achieving comprehensive and just peace, stressing in the need for the international community to stand together to compel the Israeli occupation to halt its unilateral actions and comply with international legitimacy resolutions, especially during this critical period.

The ministry reiterated the State of Qatar’s steadfast and unwavering stance in supporting the Palestinian cause and the resilience of the fraternal Palestinian people, based on international legitimacy resolutions and the two-state solution, ensuring the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Meanwhile, the warning statement issued by Saudi Arabia reads as follows:-

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Saudi Arabia’s condemnation and denunciation of the approval by the Security Ministerial Council of the Israeli occupation authorities to expand blatant settlement activity in the West Bank.

The ministry stated on Saturday that the Kingdom firmly rejects the continuous Israeli violations of international law and resolutions of international legitimacy.

It also cautioned about the severe consequences of the practices of the Israeli occupation authorities, given the lack of international accountability mechanisms.

The ministry said these transgressions undercut the prospects for peace and exacerbate conflicts, destabilizing regional and international security and stability.