Israel bombing of Gaza ‘fueling extremists,’ says Saudi Arabia’s Prince Faisal bin Farhan

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Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan speaks during a press conference in the capital Riyadh on March 22, 2021, announcing an offer of a ceasefire with Yemen's Huthi rebels. - Saudi Arabia offered Yemen's Huthi rebels a "comprehensive" ceasefire, among a series of proposals aimed at ending a catastrophic six-year conflict. The proposals include "a comprehensive ceasefire across the country under the supervision of the United Nations", a government statement said. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP)

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Israel’s bombing of Gaza is fueling extremism in the strip of land.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the Israeli campaign was “empowering the extremists” and he urged “all parties” to stop the violence which erupted last week to end.

Heavy air strikes and roclet fire in the Israel-Gaza conflict have claimed more lives on both sides as tensions flare amid Palestinian ‘day of anger’ protests in Jerusalem and the West Bank.