Palestinian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdullah Shawesh has welcomed Nigeria’s inclusion in the committee meant to stop the ongoing war in Gaza.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League had on Tuesday, selected Nigeria as part of a special delegation mandated to initiate immediate international action to halt the ongoing war in Gaza.

Speaking during the embassy’s weekly press briefing in Abuja, Shawesh expressed optimism in the ability of countries in the committee to help in stopping the ongoing war.

The envoy called on all international bodies to hold Israel accountable for its actions in line with international legal obligations.

Giving an update on the casualty figures, he noted that over 12,000 civilians had been killed since the commencement of the Israeli occupation of the country.