CAIRO, Egypt – The Arab League has called on the international community to end Israeli air strikes on Gaza and to protect Palestinians, ahead of a foreign ministers' meeting.
Israel pressed its campaign of punishing raids on Gaza for a seventh day on Monday, but held off from launching a threatened ground incursion as the world intensified efforts to broker a truce. The Arab League affirmed the necessity of urgent steps for an immediate end to the Israeli aggression on Gaza and providing protection for the Palestinians, it said in a report to be submitted to the ministerial meeting.
Israeli air strikes on Gaza have become a matter that cannot be met with silence any more, it said. The pan-Arab organisation demands that the international community intervene through its legal and humanitarian institutions to protect the Palestinian people.