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Cabinet condemns Israel's settlement policy

QNA

Wednesday، 29 December 2021 11:28 PM

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan Wednesday.
Following the meeting, HE the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Sulaiti issued the following statement:
At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet condemned Israel's continuation of its settlement policy in the occupied Palestinian territories and the occupied Syrian Golan and its blatant defiance of international law and relevant international legitimacy resolutions.
The Cabinet affirmed that the Israeli government's decision on Sunday to expand settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan, in addition to the approval of the Israeli authorities to build 1,300 settlement units in the occupied West Bank, and the escalation of attacks by the Israeli occupation forces and settler militias against Palestinian citizens in the occupied West Bank constitute a dangerous development.
The Cabinet called for urgent and decisive intervention by the international community to protect the Palestinian people, stop settlements and put pressure on the Israeli government to revive the peace process in accordance with the resolutions of the UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council and the Arab Peace Initiative, and on the basis of the two-state solution, which leads to the end of the Israeli occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state as per the June 4, 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The Cabinet considered the following topics on the agenda:
1. Approval of Qatar Tourism's proposal to participate in the membership of:
— USA Tour Operators Association (USTOA)
— The US Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
Qatar Tourism aims to organise, develop the tourism and hospitality industry, motivate the private sector to invest in it, and work on improving the tourism experience in the country, enhancing it and showing the civilised, cultural, artistic and tourism features of the country, and co-operating in all activities and services with entities operating in the tourism and hospitality sector within the country.
2. Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Justice to renew the membership of the Real Estate Registration Committee.
3. The Cabinet reviewed the following topics and took the appropriate decisions:
I. A draft decision of the Minister of Municipality regarding the conditions and controls regulating the exploitation of agricultural holdings.
II. Outcomes of the Ministerial Conference of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation on Food Security and Agricultural Development in Istanbul in
Oct 2021.
III. Outcomes of the work of the special session of the World Health Assembly held in Geneva from Nov 29 to Dec 1, 2021.    

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