In reacting to the latest developments in the Gaza Strip, many countries, including Morocco, have called for restraint and emphasized the need to restore calm in the region.
Morocco is following with great concern the serious deterioration of the situation in the Gaza Strip, due to the return of acts of violence and fighting, which have caused human casualties and material damage, said in this connection the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement released Saturday.
The Foreign Ministry stressed that Morocco, whose Sovereign, King Mohammed VI chairs the Al-Quds Committee, calls for avoiding further escalation and restoring calm so that the situation does not degenerate, thus sparing the region further tensions that jeopardize the chances for peace.
While reiterating its constant positions supporting the rights of the Palestinian people, Morocco affirms that the lasting solution to the conflict between the two parties, Palestinian and Israeli, lies in the establishment of an independent Palestinian State living side by side with the State of Israel in security and peace, the statement concludes.
The UN has also expressed concerns about the serious escalation, saying that the “humanitarian situation in Gaza is already dire and can only worsen with this most recent escalation.”
Meanwhile, the UN Security Council announced it would convene a closed-door emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the latest escalation in the Gaza Strip.
The emergency meeting will be held at the request of the United Arab Emirates.