December 10, 2023

Arab and Muslim ministers seek immediate Gaza ceasefire, Beijing visit part of tour to end hostilities and allow aid. Delegation, set to meet UN Security Council members, pressures West to reject Israel’s self-defense claim. Chinese top diplomat meets officials from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Indonesia, and Palestine among others. Extraordinary joint Islamic-Arab summit in Riyadh urges International Criminal Court to investigate “crimes committed by Israel” in Palestinian territories. Saudi Arabia presses US and Israel for Gaza ceasefire. Summit demands end to Gaza siege, access for aid, and halt to arms sale to Israel.