“Self-defense” does not justify Israel's genocide - Sheikh Tamim

On Tuesday, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad
Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad. (Photo: Twitter/X)
DOHA – On Tuesday, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, opened his speech at the 44th Gulf Cooperation Council summit, emphasizing the need for coordination among Gulf nations given regional and international changes, Amad reported.اضافة اعلان

He condemned Israel's violation of humanitarian and ethical standards in Gaza, stating that tragedies could have been avoided if Israel recognized the Palestinians' right to their state, urging the UN to investigate Israeli massacres in Gaza.

Qatar's Emir furthermore added, "The principle of self-defense does not justify Israel's genocidal crimes," pointing out the targeting of Gaza's fragile infrastructure and cutting vital supplies.

Sheikh Tamim noted the success in releasing detainees and delivering aid to Gaza. He added, "We exert our efforts in collaboration with our partners to achieve a comprehensive ceasefire in Gaza."

"I trust in the ability of Gulf states to contribute to resolving regional issues," said Sheikh Tamim.

Finally, he cautioned that the temporary truces cannot substitute a Gaza ceasefire.

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