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Hamas rejects Arab League labelling Hezbollah ‘terrorists’

GAZA: Palestinian freedom movement Hamas rejected on Monday an Arab League resolution labelling Lebanon's Hezbollah a terrorist organisation. In a statement the party said it "rejects the description of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement as terrorist." Instead, it added, Israel's actions against Palestinians should be labelled "terrorism." Read More: Hamas appoints military chief as deputy leader It also called on Arab states to "support the legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people" and urged them to work…

Pakistan, Arab League express concerns over HR violation in Palestine, Kashmir

NEW YORK: Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif held a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) here. The duo expressed grave concern on the situation in Palestine and Jammu & Kashmir, especially the ongoing atrocities and attacks on civilians in two territories by security forces. Khawaja Asif congratulated the Secretary General on his dynamic leadership of the organization while lauding the role of Arab League in establishing…

Arab League condemns ‘excessive violence’ by Israel in Jerusalem

CAIRO: The Arab League condemned Israel's use of "excessive violence" against Palestinians in clashes on Friday outside the highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, the Temple Mount, while Egypt called on Israel to exercise reason. Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit "condemned the Israeli security forces' excessive use of force and live bullets against unarmed civilians," said the Cairo-based organisation's spokesman, Mahmoud Afifi." Current tensions open the door for further escalation in general amid growing…

UN to consider Palestine resolution 'soon'

UNITED NATIONS: A draft resolution to revive talks on a final Israeli-Palestinian settlement is expected be presented to the UN Security Council by the middle of the month, the Palestinian envoy to the United Nations said Monday.