Qatar and Egypt claim to be making “every possible effort” to reach a new truce in Gaza

People walk past destroyed buildings in Gaza City, November 29, 2023 (Europa Press/Contact/Mohammed Ali) (Europa Press/Contact/Mohammed A/)

The authorities of Qatar and of Egypt They demonstrated this Friday in favor of resume truce in Gaza Strip between the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and have assured that they are committed and making “every possible effort” for a new agreement.

On the one hand, the head of the Egyptian State Information Service, Dia Rashwanhas issued a statement in which it “deeply regrets” the end of the truce and emphasizes that Cairo “is making every possible effort with its partners to return to the truce as soon as possible.”

According to Rashwan, this agreement would make it possible to address “the dangerous humanitarian conditions of the brothers in the Gaza Strip, which have reached a point of disaster.”

Furthermore, he stressed that this objective should be achieved either with a cessation of the war or with an increase in the influx of humanitarian aid.

For his part, the prime minister and head of diplomacy of Qatar, Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al Thaniheld a meeting this Friday with the British Foreign Minister, David Cameronon the sidelines of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP28) in the Emirati city of Dubai.

Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip, after a temporary truce between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas expired (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip, after a temporary truce between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas expired (REUTERS/Amir Cohen) (AMIR COHEN/)

In this meeting, Al Thani stressed that “the State of Qatar is committed” to continuing efforts to return to calm” in the Gaza Strip, although he recognized that the Israeli bombings on the Palestinian enclave “complicate the efforts of mediation and exacerbate the humanitarian catastrophe.”

“His Excellency has condemned (before Cameron) the firm position of the State of Qatar to condemn all forms of attacks against civilians, and that killing innocent civilians, especially women and children, and practicing the politics of group relations is unacceptable under any pretext “, reads a statement from Qatari diplomacy.

Israel and Hamas reached on November 24, thanks to the mediation of Egypt and Qatar, an agreement for a temporary four-day truce – subsequently extended on several occasions – and for the release of hostages held by Hamas in exchange for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. Initially, the agreement was scheduled for a period of four days, although later It was extended on up to two occasions.

Finally this morning the truce expired and the Israeli Army has resumed its offensive against the Palestinian enclave, leaving nearly 180 dead in one day alone, according to Gazan authorities.

The current war in Gaza broke out after Hamas launched an unprecedented offensive against Israel on October 7, leaving nearly 1,200 dead and almost 240 hostages, part of them already released. In response, Israel launched a bloody military campaign against Hamas structures in the enclave that now leaves more than 15,000 dead.

(With information from Europa Press)

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