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Saudi Arabia rejects ratification of ‘National Israeli Law’

Saudi Arabia rejects ratification of ‘National Israeli Law’

Saudi Arabia rejects and disapproves Israeli Knesset's approval of the "National State of the Jewish People Law", an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) announced here Friday, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

The source added that the law contradicts the provisions of the international law, principles of the international legitimacy, noble principles of human rights, and will also obstruct international efforts aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


The source called on the international community to assume its responsibilities and confront such a law and or other Israeli attempts, aimed at perpetuating racial discrimination against the Palestinian people, distorting its national identity and compromising its legitimate rights.

Earlier, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the Israeli Knesset's ratification of the so-called "National Israeli Law”, which was a blatant challenge to the will of the international community, its laws and its legitimate resolutions.

OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen stressed that this law is racist and illegitimate. It ignores the historical rights of the Palestinians, both Muslims and Christians and represents an extension of Israeli settlement.

He called on the international community to reject and condemn this racist law and to confront all Israeli racist laws and policies aimed at undermining the vision of a two-state solution.

In Cairo, the Arab Parliament confirmed its absolute and firm rejection of Israeli Knesset's law announcing Israel as the state-nation for the Jewish people.

Speaker of the Parliament Dr. Mishaal Al-Salami said, “Today's law is totally unacceptable, as it publicly consolidates a system of segregation and apartheid against Palestinians, who are the historical owners of the land and, instead, deprives them from living on their land and their minimum rights stated by the international laws, principles of human rights, UN resolutions and denies them the right of self-determination.”

He warned against the catastrophic repercussions of the new law, which lays the foundation for further racist policies, violates basic principles of the international laws, human rights and endangers international peace and security.

 /  Source: saudigazette