The Arab League 'belongs to a different era'

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Speaking to Al Jazeera's Shakuntala Santhiran, Rachel Shabi, an author and journalist says, the Arab League "seems to be stuck in a narrative that belongs to a different era".

Citing the mentions of the peace process and calls for a return to 1967 borders, Shabi says the bloc is out of touch with the realities on the ground in Palestine.

"The peace process is really dead and buried" to many Palestinians, Shabi said from London.

The Palestinians, said Shabi are likely to wonder why it took "three days for the Arab League to convene an emergency meeting".

Shabi also said there has been an "unfair amount of pressure" placed upon Egypt by the international community to broker an end to the escalating tensions. A pressure, she says has not been placed upon Israel, "if anything it has a greenlight to continue its actions" in the Gaza Strip.

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