War and destruction are what REALLY need to be put on lockdown amid this pandemic. But that lesson has YET to be learnt | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

War and destruction are what REALLY need to be put on lockdown amid this pandemic. But that lesson has YET to be learnt

Today, according to the Palestinian PM, ‘the Arab Peace Initiative dies’ in Washington with the signing of deals between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel. This comes at a time when peace could not be more critical.

On Monday, Mohammad Shtayyeh condemned the following day’s ceremony at the White House, calling it “a dark day in the history of the Arab nation and of the Arab League.”

Indeed, it is a dark day for the world as it faces one of its greatest challenges in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres made a quite reasonable pronouncement – the world should end all armed hostilities during the pandemic so that all nations could concentrate singly and collectively upon fighting Covid-19. As Guterres stated, “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. . . . That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.”

Sadly, these words went unheeded, and with disastrous consequences.

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