Jordan, France, Egypt call for permanent Gaza ceasefire

Palestine

Published: 2024-03-30 21:50

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 03:30


Jordanian, French, Egyptian Foreign Ministers from the press conference held in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo: AFP)
Jordanian, French, Egyptian Foreign Ministers from the press conference held in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo: AFP)

The Jordanian, French, and Egyptian foreign ministers called today, Saturday for an "immediate and permanent ceasefire" in Gaza in the trilateral meeting held today in Cairo, Egypt.

Speaking at a joint press conference in Cairo, French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne said his government would put forward a draft resolution at the UN Security Council to work out a “political settlement” for the current conflict.

The resolution will include "all the criteria for a two-state solution" of the “Israeli”-Palestinian conflict- a solution that has been notoriously opposed by the “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netnayahu.

“International law no longer has any impact on the ground when it comes to Israel" Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said in the press conference.

The real disaster is the “international community's inability to prevent the humanitarian catastrophe,” he added. The failure to provide sufficient aid was a "political decision by an extremist government which has decided to use starvation as a weapon."

The three ministers renewed their governments' support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), after several countries suspended their funding to the UN agency after “Israel” alleged that nearly a dozen of its 13,000 Gaza staff were involved in “Operation Aqsa Typhoon” on Oct. 7, 2023.

"Israel is not only starving Palestinians, but wants to kill the only entity capable of standing in the way of a famine," Safadi said.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Gaza "can endure no more destruction and humanitarian suffering", and called on “Israel” to open the border crossings with the Gaza Strip for humanitarian aid to enter.

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