Saudi Gazette report
Riyadh — Palestinian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Bassem Al-Agha has thanked the Saudi government and the people for standing by their Palestinian brethren.
In a speech at the Palestinian Embassy on the occasion of 41st Land Day, he said that Saudi Arabia has always stood in support of the Palestinian cause.
Addressing the 28th Arab Summit in Jordan on Wednesday, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman called for a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli issue.
“The grave events in our region must not distract us from our emphasis on the Palestinian cause which is central to our nation. We must seek a solution for it based on the resolutions of the international legitimacy and Arab peace initiative,” King Salman said.
Palestinians on Thursday marked “Land Day”, which commemorates the murder of six Palestinians by Israeli forces while demonstrating against the seizure of their land in 1976.
At least 50 Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets while dozens others suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation as Israeli forces suppressed a march in the Madama village in southwestern Nablus in the northern West Bank.
The protest was held near the village’s land that had been seized by the Israeli government to construct the illegal Israeli Yitzhar settlement.
Protesters set off from the southern area of the village and walked towards the Yitzhar settlement with the intention of planting trees on the village’s confiscated lands.