Live Israel-Gaza: The G7 reaffirms its support for the creation of a Palestinian state

Leaders of the G7 nations, meeting via video conference on Wednesday, called for “greater urgency” to deal with the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, saying they support a new moratorium and reaffirming their support for the creation of a Palestinian state.

We are committed to working closely with our partners to help create the conditions necessary to find long-term sustainable solutions for Gaza.In their press release, they said,The need to return to a broader peace process“.

We are committed to Palestinian statehood as part of a two-state solution that allows Israelis and Palestinians to live in just, lasting and secure peace.“, they added.

The fight continues

On Wednesday the Israeli army shelled the besieged large city of Khan Younes in the south of the Gaza Strip, where residents seek refuge from bombings and some of the fiercest fighting in the two-month war against Hamas.

According to AFP reporters on the ground, the streets of the city, where ground forces were involved, were almost empty on Wednesday morning, but the dead and wounded continued to stream into hospitals.

Hundreds of thousands of civilians have flocked to the city and its environs, many of whom have already been displaced several times since the start of the war, facing a dire humanitarian situation and forced into an increasingly cramped area near the closed border with Egypt.

Alarms are mounting over the situation in Gaza. UN for Palestinian refugees Agency UNRWA repeats: There are no safe havens in Gaza. And he adds: “The Gaza Strip has become one of the most dangerous places in the world.” Palestinians are living in “absolute horror” in Gaza, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Dürk condemned at a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday.

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Sexual violence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that day Press conference Held on Tuesday evening: “[Après la guerre], Gaza should be militarized. There is only one force to ensure this militarization – and that force is the Israel Defense Forces.” “No international force can take responsibility for this,” he added.

There are also voices condemning the sexual violence perpetrated by Hamas on hostages. Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the inaction of the UN and organizations that protect human rights and women’s rights in this regard.

The director of UNICEF on Wednesday condemned the October 7 “sexual violence” against Israeli women, which Israel deemed late and insufficient because it did not mention their perpetrators, the armed men of Hamas. Joe Biden, for his part, on Tuesday called for “unequivocal and strong condemnation of sexual violence by Hamas terrorists.”

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