Algeria attempts again to obstruct an Arab statement acknowledging Morocco’s support for Palestine
Algeria, faithful to its visceral hatred towards Morocco, has tried again Thursday to obstruct the final statement adopted by the Arab League Ministerial Committee for International Action against Illegal Israeli Policies and Measures in Occupied Al-Quds, convened Thursday in Amman.
After Algeria hampered the adoption of a statement by the Arab group at the United Nations in New York regarding the recent escalation in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, its representative to the Arab Ministerial Committee made in Amman a similar attempt, but to no avail.
When the Algerian delegate read in the final statement of the committee a paragraph highlighting the role of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee and Bayt Mal Al-Quds Asharif Agency, and his support to the holy city and the resistance of its inhabitants, he demanded that the statement also includes a paragraph on the alleged role of the Algerian president in this regard.
However, the participants did not heed this request and the final statement, including the paragraph on the chairmanship of the Al-Quds Committee, was thus adopted unanimously as proposed by the chairmanship of the Arab Committee and the General Secretariat of the Arab League.
The Committee’s rejection of the Algerian request thus enshrined the isolation of Algeria, which had no choice but to formulate reservations on the statement, which do not affect the Arab consensus in support of Al-Quds and its inhabitants.
In its final statement released Thursday following its emergency meeting held in Amman with the participation of Moroccan FM Nasser Bourita, the Arab Committee paid tribute to the resilience of the Palestinian people and institutions in defending Al-Quds and its Holy Places, including Al-Aqsa Mosque.
It voiced strong support to the right of the Palestinians to freedom and to establish an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with East Al-Quds as its capital on the basis of the two states’ option in accordance with international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.
The statement also called on Israel to stop its aggression in all the occupied Palestinian territories, to lift the siege imposed on Gaza Strip and to end all measures that undermine security & peace and jeopardize the two-state solution and the chances of achieving a just and comprehensive peace, which remains an Arab strategic choice and a regional and international necessity.