Israeli tyranny rapped
The Council of Ministers on Monday denounced the brutal attacks launched by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinians and urged the international community to take prompt action to stop such tyrannical measures and collective punishment being practiced by Israeli authorities against the Palestinian people.
The Cabinet, chaired by Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, also condemned the terrorist explosions that took place in Cairo and Beirut and wished the two countries greater security.
The Cabinet congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, the crown prince, the deputy crown prince, the people of Saudi Arabia and the Arab and Islamic nations on the advent of Ramadan.
The Cabinet said the king’s message on the eve of Ramadan highlighted the values of tolerance, compassion and love. “The message stressed the Kingdom’s rejection of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”
The Cabinet thanked King Abdullah for ordering all necessary measures for protecting the gains of the homeland and the security and stability of the Saudi people, anticipating violent actions that terrorist organizations or others might commit.
Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja said the Cabinet appreciated the Kingdom’s keenness on achieving solidarity among Islamic countries and noted the crown prince’s participation in the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Development Bank. It praised IDB’s achievements in terms of supporting the member states and their developed programs.
The Cabinet appointed Eqab bin Saqer Alluwaiheq, acting deputy governor of Makkah, as member of the board of directors of Al-Balad Al-Ameen Company, as well as the board of directors of the Jeddah Development Company. The Cabinet approved the continuation of importing Palestinian goods and products without charging customs tariff for one more year.
The Cabinet authorized the transport minister to sign an agreement for cooperation with the International Maritime Organization. It also ratified the Organic Farming Law.
The Cabinet appointed Mohammed bin Abdulhadi Al-Amri Tabuk mayor; Nasser bin Abdullah Al-Dahmash, director-general of the Justice Ministry’s branch office in the Makkah region; Suleiman bin Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri assistant director-general of customs and Hussain bin Saad Al-Omar director-general of the finance minister’s office.