159th session of Arab League Council kicks off on Monday under Egypt's presidency

MENA , Habiba Hamdy , Monday 6 Mar 2023

The proceedings of the 159th session of the Arab League (AL) Council at the level of permanent representatives kicked off on Monday at its headquarters in Cairo under the presidency of Egypt.

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File Photo: Arab League foreign ministers meet during an annual meeting in Cairo, Egypt. AP

The permanent delegates will discuss the draft agenda of the council at the ministerial level on Wednesday also under Egypt’s presidency.

The prospective agenda includes political, economic and social files. At the top comes pressing issues in Palestine, Yemen, Syria, as well as Arab relations with regional, international and African blocs.

In terms of Palestine, the Arab Labor Organization-a specialized organization affiliated with the AL- had denounced on Sunday, during a meeting at AL headquarters, the Israeli violations against Arab laborers in the occupied Arab, Palestinian territories.

The session is being held amid recent clashes in the West Bank that began this year with Israeli forces' raid on Jenin refugee camp.

The situation has since escalated. 

Egypt condemned on Friday an Israeli minister’s call to “wipe out” the Palestinian village of Huwara as a “dangerous and unacceptable incitement to violence.”

The country also recently reasserted its full support for legitimate rights of Palestinians at the UN in February.

This was in light of Israel's consistent attacks in the past few months against cities of the West Bank that left dozens dead and many injured.

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