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Kingdom's Major Concern

For more than seven decades, the Palestinian cause has been at the heart of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which views that right is evident in this cause, but it is the injustice of the international community and the apparent bias towards the Israeli occupation that have behind the longevity of the cause with no hope for a solution.

In all local and international forums, the Kingdom stresses and assures that the Palestinian cause will remain alive in the conscience of its leaders and people, and will never die until the Day of Judgment, to help the Palestinian people have their full legitimate rights, topped by the establishment of their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital. 

This is what the Kingdom explicitly affirmed on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, through a speech, delivered yesterday at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, by Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Austria and the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the United Nations and International Organizations in Vienna.

The Saudi stance towards the Palestinian cause is based on the principles of the Kingdom, adopted since the era of the founder King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman and has pledged to support all Arab and Islamic issues, especially the Palestinian cause, to which all Saudi kings have pledged themselves to. 

Those who follow up the developments of the Palestinian cause realize that the Kingdom has spared no effort in providing all means of support to the Palestinian people at all levels.

Today, the Kingdom is the largest donor to UNRWA to support its programs and provide humanitarian assistance and basic needs for Palestinian refugees, out of the keenness of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and his Crown Prince - Allah protect them - to provide everything that would serve the Palestinian cause.

The Kingdom's sympathy for the suffering of the Palestinian people has reached its peak in many situations. The Kingdom has always been siding with the Palestinians against the unfair occupation and the repressive, arbitrary and racial policies, as well as the illegitimate settlement incursions. 

This explains the Saudi leaders' rejection of any measures that would prejudice the historical and legal situation of occupied Jerusalem and the attempt to Judaize it of occupied Jerusalem, including the Israeli authorities' ceaseless settlement practices. The good and strong ties between the Kingdom and the United States did not prevent the first from criticizing Washington, when it recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 

The same scene repeated a few days ago, when the Kingdom rejected the US government's biased attitude toward the Israeli settlements. These positions and others confirm that the Palestinian cause will remain immortal for the Kingdom's leadership and people, no matter how long it takes.

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