AVIV, 6 September — Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal told Israel
yesterday “enough is enough” and urged the United States to intervene and
restrain the Jewish state from attacking Palestinians.
Saud, speaking in Jordan on the final leg of a whirlwind Arab tour that also
took him to Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, said “the failure” of the Middle East
peace process did not lie with the Arabs. “It lies with the policies of
Israel, policies of intimidation, policies of aggression, policies of going back
on agreements that were signed, policies of avoiding the responsibilities of
peace,” he told reporters at Amman airport.
Arab countries have patiently waited for this policy to change... As the saying
goes, enough is enough. It is time for Israel to bear its responsibility. It is
time for the international community to make Israel face its responsibility to
the peace process,” he said. “It is time especially for the United States to
assume its own responsibility and prevent Israeli aggression against the Arab
said the situation in the Middle East was moving from bad to worse because of
Israel’s violence against the Palestinians. The Saudi minister later met
Jordan’s King Abdallah and delivered a message on Middle East developments
from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd, officials said.
Saud arrived in Jordan from Beirut where he held talks with Lebanese leaders.
Israeli violence, violence against innocent Palestinians as well as economic
violence... all these matters must stop,” the prince told reporters after
meeting Lebanese President Emile Lahoud.
the Gaza Strip, Israel fired missiles at Palestinian security offices yesterday.
Palestinian security officials said at least one Force 17 member was
wounded when two surface-to-surface missiles struck its Beit Hanoun headquarters
in the northern Gaza Strip. “I saw the two missiles hitting our building,” a
member of Force 17 said outside the almost destroyed one-story building.