President Muhammad Menfi of the Presidential Council (PC) has called for an action plan with at least four goals to address the situation in the Gaza Strip in his statement before the Arab-Islamic summit held in Riyadh on Saturday. 

Among the points he referred to was forming a joint Arab-Islamic committee to engage in talks with Western powers and present an Arab and Islamic resolution to the Security Council.

Libya's PC head called for exerting all political pressure to stop the aggression and for aid and medical teams to have immediate access to Gaza, as he stressed the need for escalatory diplomatic steps, the least of which is suspending the Arab Peace Initiative.

"The Organization of Islamic Cooperation was established for Palestine and because of Palestine, and to protect Islamic holy sites in September 1969 in response to the crime of burning Al-Aqsa Mosque," Menfi said in his speech.

"We are facing a genuine challenge and a responsibility before our peoples and history to prevent the occupying state from going on with its unprecedented crimes."

Menfi lashed out at the international system, saying it is risking undermining its credibility amid the ongoing suffering of the Palestinian people.

"Our people and other nations around the world are questioning the usefulness of such a global system when those in power support the barbaric aggression against Gaza and continue to create justifications or remain silent,” he added.

In his address, Menfi underscored the need to protect the Palestinian people, who are being "denied their legitimate rights and subjected to extermination, starvation, ethnic cleansing, infringement on their sanctities, and deprivation of their right to life."

Saudi Arabia had been scheduled to host two extraordinary summits of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League on Saturday and Sunday but opted for a joint summit because of the exceptional Gaza situation, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said.