King Abdullah Saudi 88.
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Saudi King Abdullah appealed to the world Tuesday to stop IDF attacks on Lebanon, saying that if peace moves fail, the Middle East could be engulfed in war.
In a statement read out on state television, the king said he was warning the world, particularly the US, that "if the option of peace fails as a result of Israeli arrogance, then the only option remaining will be war, and God alone knows what the region would witness in a conflict that would spare no one."
The king has decreed donations totaling US$1.5 billion to Lebanon, said the royal court statement. The king has assigned $500 million for the reconstruction of Lebanon, and $1 billion to be deposited in Lebanon's central bank to support the economy.
Abdullah also ordered a grant of US$250 million to the Palestinians, the statement said.
"It must be said that patience can't last forever, and if the brutal Israeli military continues to kill and destroy, no one can foresee what may happen," the king said.