December 1, 2023 10:33 am

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that the country is ready to receive sick or injured Palestinian children in its hospitals in the Gaza Strip, where an Israeli military offensive continues. To support this effort, Macron confirmed the sending of a new plane with ten tons of medical material and the deployment of a second medical ship to aid humanitarian efforts in the area.

During a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Abdel Fattá al-Sisi, Macron emphasized France’s commitment to helping evacuate injured or sick children from the Gaza Strip to its hospitals. He also called for international cooperation to fight terrorism and stressed the importance of an immediate humanitarian truce that leads to a ceasefire to deliver aid to the Palestinian population safely.

Both leaders agreed on finding urgent solutions to the current crisis and acting quickly to guarantee delivery of humanitarian aid. They also highlighted the need for launching a comprehensive political process that leads to a just solution for the Palestinian cause based on the two-state solution.

In addition, Macron stated that releasing hostages held by Hamas is a priority for France following an attack by Hamas on October 7, which left nearly 1,200 dead and some 240 kidnapped. The situation has escalated with thousands of deaths reported primarily in Gaza Strip and Palestinians dying at hands of Israeli security forces and settlers in West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Overall, Macron’s statement underscores France’s commitment to humanitarian aid and medical support for people in Gaza Strip while highlighting

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