Palestinian leader, Arab League chief hail Kuwait’s support

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pose with gifts they received during the conference.

KUWAIT: An international conference on the continued plight of Palestinian children amid the ongoing Israeli transgression opened in Kuwait yesterday, sponsored and attended by HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, along with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Addressing a packed audience comprising local, Arab and Islamic dignitaries, the Palestinian leader said that this special event, held under the auspices of HH the Amir, shines a light on the plight of Palestinian children. Abbas lamented that Palestinian children have been on the receiving end of some of the most horrific crimes in the history of humanity, which illustrates the significance of this conference.

Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh said that her country is eager to play host to this conference as a show of solidarity with the Palestinian people. She expressed hope that the conference would yield concrete results that would ensure that through all the suffering they have had to withstand, Palestinian children would not be denied of their inalienable rights. The Kuwaiti minister revealed that the conference tackles a host of pivotal issues germane to the adversities faced by Palestinian children, in the face of unabated Israeli violence.

Addressing the conference, Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmad Abul-Gheit thanked HH the Amir for patronizing this important event. He said the gathering comes at a time when the practices of the Israeli occupying authorities are escalating, causing political, social and economic suffering to the Palestinian people. He added that Palestinian children are deprived of basic rights and that their families have suffered the woes of forced displacement, occupation and violence. – KUNA (See Page 3)