G-7 nations support extending Gaza conflict pause

The Group of Seven (G-7) foreign ministers have endorsed an extension of the current ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, underscoring the necessity of civilian protection. In a joint statement, they emphasized the urgent need for comprehensive humanitarian aid, including essentials like food, water, fuel, and medical supplies.

Publication: 29.11.2023 - 12:52
G-7 nations support extending Gaza conflict pause
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The ministers, representing Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the US, and the European Union, advocated for continued and future pauses. "These are essential for scaling up assistance and for the release of all hostages," the statement read. They described the recent extension as vital for resolving the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and returning hostages.

Highlighting the importance of safeguarding civilians and adhering to international law, the ministers reaffirmed their commitment to preventing further escalation of the conflict. They also reiterated their support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Following negotiations, Qatar announced an agreement to extend the initial four-day truce between Israel and Hamas by an additional two days, facilitating further prisoner exchanges. Since Israel's military campaign in Gaza began on October 7, after a Hamas cross-border attack, the death toll has risen significantly. Health authorities in Gaza report over 15,000 casualties, including 6,150 children and 4,000 women. Israel's official death toll stands at 1,200.

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