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Arab League to Hold Meeting on Palestine ‘Massacre’ Today

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday (Today) on Israeli deadly attacks against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, league official said Monday, the Arab media reports.
Saeed Abu Ali, assistant secretary-general for Palestine and the occupied Arab territories of the League States, said Saudi Arabia would chair the representative-level meeting that would be held at the request of the Palestinian Authority.
The Palestinian ambassador to Cairo Diab al-Louh said his country submitted a memorandum to the Arab League to hold the meeting at the level of permanent representatives because of Israel’s crimes and deadly force against peaceful demonstrators during Land Day protests Friday.
The Arab League said it closely followed developments that resulted in 17 Palestinians being martyred at the Gaza border. The group also demanded the international community fulfill its responsibility to stop Israeli violations and establish an inquiry commission. In addition to the martyrs, the attacks injured nearly 1,500 victims.Israeli Forces Kill 17 Palestinian Protesters On Gaza BorderTens of thousands of demonstrators converged Friday on the Gaza Strip’s 45-kilometer-long (28-mile) eastern border with Israel to demand their right to return to their ancestral homes in historical Palestine.
In anticipation of the mass demonstrations, Israel deployed thousands of troops along the border.