Petra, the Jordanian state news channel, reported on Tuesday that the Arab Ministerial Committee has elected to chair the group’s efforts to stop Israeli attacks and provocations in occupied territories in Palestine.
The committee is made of ministers from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Qatar, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and the Secretary-General of the Arab League.
Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, who headed the committee, discussed regional and international means to halt the Israeli attacks in the occupied territories of Palestine, which it said also undermine the two-state solution and regional peace.
The decision comes as Israel has mounted airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. The attacks are the first to take place since the end of 11 days of cross-border fighting last month with Hamas, in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian territory.
More recently, on Tuesday, following the approval of the new Israeli government, Israeli far-right nationalists began a flag-waving march through East Jerusalem as police in riot gear and on horseback closed off areas leading to the walled Old City’s flashpoint Damascus Gate, clearing the area of Palestinians ahead of the congregation.