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Saudi Arabia Calls for Reviving Peace Process, Ending Occupation

Saudi Arabia Calls for Reviving Peace Process, Ending Occupation

Sunday, 29 January, 2023 - 07:30
Israeli police officers at the shooting site today in Jerusalem. (dpa)

Saudi Arabia warned that the situation between Palestinians and Israel may slip into “dangerous escalation” and called for reviving the peace process, the foreign affairs ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

“The Kingdom condemns all that target civilians and confirms the importance of ending escalation, reviving the peace process, and ending the occupation,” the ministry added.

A 13-year-old Palestinian opened fire in east Jerusalem on Saturday, wounding two Israelis, after another attacker killed seven outside a synagogue.

Israel's emergency response service spokesperson said two men aged 47 and 23 sustained "gunshot wounds to their upper bodies. The two are being treated in a hospital and are in "moderate to serious condition."

The Israeli police reported the arrest of 42 individuals related to the attack which is the deadliest in the city since 2008. The attack occurred near a synagogue on Neve Yaakov Street, and the Israeli police killed the attacker.

The recents attacks coincide with an escalation in the clashes in the Palestinian territories, after bloody Israeli raids against the occupied West Bank. This was followed by Palestinian factions launching missiles from the Gaza Strip to which Israel responded to with raids on the Hamas-ruled Strip under siege.

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