The Muslim Council of Elders welcomes the announcement of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and urges the international community to take serious measures to grant the Palestinian people their legitimate rights, foremost among them the right to establish an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
The Council emphasizes the need for the ceasefire to facilitate the urgent delivery of medical, relief, and humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza and to alleviate the suffering of civilians.
The Muslim Council of Elders commends the efforts of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Qatar, along with other advocates of peace, for their role in sponsoring the ceasefire. The Council also acknowledges the humanitarian and relief efforts carried out by the United Arab Emirates and many Arab and Islamic nations towards our affected brothers and sisters in Gaza. The Council calls for the continuation of Arab, Islamic, and international efforts to achieve a permanent cessation of hostilities and to end Israeli aggression against innocent civilians whist halting all other wars to ensure peace and stability for all peoples.