Arab League calls for peacekeepers in occupied territories


The Arab League Summit in Bahrain concluded on Thursday with the "Bahrain Declaration," a comprehensive statement addressing the Palestinian cause.

The declaration calls for the deployment of UN peacekeepers to the occupied territories, until a lasting two-state solution to the Palestinian cause is found.

The final communiqué also discussed the conflicts in Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, among other points.

In more detail, the summit adopted calls by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to “convene an international conference under the United Nations, to resolve the Palestinian issue."

The declaration condemned the Israeli forces' control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah Crossing and called on Israel to withdraw from Rafah, in order to ensure safe humanitarian access.



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