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Saudi FM, Blinken Discuss Biden Proposal to End Gaza War

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah has received a phone call from the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the US President’s latest proposal to end Gaza War, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Prince Faisal expressed that the Kingdom supports all efforts aimed at carrying out an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, withdrawing the Israeli Army, and ending the suffering of all Palestinians.

US President Joe Biden has recently announced a new proposal to put an end to the ongoing bloody war in Gaza Strip. “It is time for this war to end,” Biden said.

Biden’s proposal consists of three phases, reported BBC.

The first phase of the plan includes a “full and complete ceasefire”, facilitating the entry of humanitarian aid, and exchanging some hostages for Palestinian prisoners.

The second phase aims at returning all remaining living hostages including male soldiers.

Biden highlighted that negotiations between phase one and phase two would not be easy.

The third phase consists of two plans, returning the final remains of the hostages and a “major reconstruction plan” with US and international assistance to rebuild homes, schools and hospitals.

The proposal has been sent to Hamas through mediators in Qatar.

Crucial Time for Israel

The plan comes in a crucial time as Israel is currently facing amounting international condemnation due to its brutal invasion on Rafah.

on Thursday, Slovenia’s government approved a decision to recognize an independent Palestinian state, Prime Minister Robert Golob announced at a news conference.

Slovenia submitted the decision to the Slovenian Parliament, and they wait for the formal approval in the coming days.

“This is the message of peace,” Golob stated.

On May 28, Spain, Ireland and Norway officially recognized a Palestinian State. These diplomatic moves came after Israel’s airstrike on a camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah that killed at least 45 people and wounded 200 others.

The Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stated that this recognition is a historic step paving the way to achieve peace and two-state solution.

Moreover, the Irish Government has raised the Palestinian flag outside Leinster House, Irish Parliament’s headquarters, marking the formal recognition of the State of Palestine.

Britain and Australia said they are also considering recognition, but France said now is not the time, reported Reuters.

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