Cairo — Arab foreign ministers have decided the formation of an Arab ministerial committee, composed of Morocco, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar and tasked with working internationally to encourage permanent members of the Security Council and other influential countries to take concrete actions to stop illegal Israeli policies and measures in the occupied city of Al Quds.
The committee, which also includes the presidency of the Arab summit, the Arab country member of the Security Council and the secretary general of the Arab League, will submit a report on its activities to the Council of the League during an extraordinary session to be held to this end.
In a resolution at the end of their emergency meeting, held on Tuesday by teleconference, the Arab ministers called on the International Criminal Court to make headway with its investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel against the unarmed Palestinian people, notably the forced eviction of Palestinians from their homes in the Sheikh Jarah neighborhood and in other occupied Palestinian areas and neighborhoods.
They called on the Criminal Court to make this issue a priority and to mobilize all the material and human resources necessary to carry out this investigation.
The resolution also underlined that the Arab side is determined to take all necessary measures at all levels, including intense diplomatic actions, to protect the city of Al Quds and defend its sacred Muslim and Christian sites, as well as to support the political, social, economic and human rights of the population in the holy city.
It called on the Arab parliament to take urgent action with the parliaments of influential countries to achieve this goal.
The resolution instructed the missions of the League of Arab States and the groups of Arab ambassadors to initiate an intense diplomatic effort to convey the content of this resolution to the capitals of influential countries around the world.
It also instructed the Arab group within the United Nations in New York to begin consultations and measures with the Presidents of the Security Council and of the General Assembly, including the option of holding the 10th emergency extraordinary session on illegal Israeli actions in the occupied city of eastern Al Quds and the rest of the occupied Palestinian territory.
The meeting decided to instruct the Arab group in Geneva and Paris to initiate the necessary consultations and measures within the Human Rights Council and Unesco to put an end to the Israeli violations and systematic policies in the occupied city of Al Quds.