Palestinians walk in front of the Dome of Rock at the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
Israel's army launched air strikes on Gaza Monday amid spiralling violence sparked by unrest at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque compound. Adding to the sense of chaos, a huge fire engulfed trees in the Al Aqsa compound that houses the mosque.
In a phone call, Abdullah was quoted as saying the cornerstone of peace was a comprehensive Arab Israeli settlement based on a two-state solution whereby a Palestinian state would emerge alongside Israel.
The UAE stressed the need to support all regional and international efforts to advance the peace process in the Middle East. It also underscored the need to end illegal Israeli practices that threaten the two-state solution.
In separate calls with Palestinian President Abbas and Israeli Foreign Minister Lapid, Blinken stressed "the importance of Israelis and Palestinians working to end the cycle of violence in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza by exercising restraint and refraining from actions that escalate tensions..."
In addition, His Highness was briefed on Q2 performance reports from Abu Dhabi Government departments on projects, services and initiatives to benefit the community.
The latest group of 30 participants for CNN Academy Abu Dhabi includes 16 Emiratis and 14 UAE residents from 12 countries, including Egypt, France, India and Syria.
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Serdar Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, which is celebrated annually on 27th of September.
The Year of Sustainability team, in its latest video release, the "Year of Sustainability: Today For Tomorrow” has called upon all those who call the UAE home to step-up efforts towards climate action.