The Qatari emir reiterates continued support for the Palestinians in a call with AP President Mahmoud Abbas after an 11-day conflict.
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in a phone call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, has said Qatar will continue efforts along with other nations to help stop Israeli attacks on Palestinians and the Al Mosque. -Aqsa, the state news agency QNA reported.
An Egyptian intermediary stop the fire between Israel and Hamas, which rules the besieged Gaza Strip, went into effect Friday morning to end 11-day fighting.
Abbas briefed the Emir on events related to the “ceasefire” and efforts to rebuild the Gaza Strip, expressing his sincere gratitude and gratitude to His Excellency the Emir for the role of the State of Qatar and its efforts in support of the Palestinian people to achieve their legitimate national rights, ”the QNA said on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the emir stressed “the importance of the unity of the Palestinian ranks.”
The Qatari ruler reiterated the Gulf nation’s continued support for the “brotherly Palestinian people and their just cause” and pledged to continue its efforts with “Arab and Muslim countries” to stop Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people. and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, ”the agency reported.
The Israeli security forces’ incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan were one of the main catalysts for the final round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian groups in Gaza.
The 11-day Israeli bombing of Gaza killed at least 248 people, including 66 children, and injured more than 1,900 people. At least 12 people in Israel have been killed by Hamas rocket fire from Gaza.
World leaders welcomed the ceasefire agreement reached Thursday, and U.S. President Joe Biden said he believed there was “a genuine opportunity to move forward.”
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israeli office had announced a ceasefire “without preconditions,” and Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (another armed group in Gaza) confirmed it shortly afterwards.
Israeli airstrikes struck the office of the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Gaza during the fighting, killing two Palestinians and injuring ten more.
The organization condemned the goal of its office while stating the need to “allow relief teams to work in accordance with international humanitarian law.”
QRCS Secretary-General Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi criticized the attack as a flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention, of which Israel is a signatory.
On May 15, a The Israeli air strike was shot down a building that housed several media offices, including those of Al Jazeera and The Associated Press, which claimed without providing evidence that Hamas had a presence in the building.