No stability in Middle East without comprehensive peace - said Arab League (AL) Secretary General
The Middle East region would not enjoy real stability and security unless comprehensive peace is achieved, said Arab League (AL) Secretary General Amr Moussa in a statement on Sunday, Xinhua reported.
On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Israeli offensive against Gaza Strip in December and January, Moussa said the only way to achieve peace and stability in the region is to return the Palestinians their inalienable rights and to establish a viable Palestinian state.
Arabs are keen on achieving peace, said Moussa, adding that the ball is now in Israel's court.
Israel has to do something if it is serious in achieving peace in the region, said Moussa.
On the other hand, Moussa called all the Palestinian factions to speed up efforts to achieve reconciliation.
Earlier on Sunday, the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip marked the first anniversary of the start of the Israeli offensive.
About 1,420 Palestinians, more than two-thirds of whom civilians, were killed during the offensive in the Gaza Strip, according to the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights. The war also left 13 Israelis dead and more than 5,500 people injured.