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Leaders at Islamic-Arab summit demand end to Israeli military operations in Gaza | DW News

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World leaders at the Islamic-Arab summit have called for an immediate end to Israeli military operations in Gaza, rejecting Israel’s justification of its actions as self-defense.

The Islamic-Arab summit, hosted by Saudi Arabia, has urged the International Criminal Court to investigate “war crimes” it accuses Israel of committing in the Palestinian territories. The leaders have called for an end to the siege of Gaza and a halt to arms exports to Israel. But the leaders didn’t approve collective economic and political measures against Israel.

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