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Egypt, Jordan, France Urge Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

  • Israeli occupation forces in Gaza, April 2024.

    Israeli occupation forces in Gaza, April 2024. | Photo: X/ @France24_en

Published 9 April 2024

Al-Sisi, Abdullah II, and Macron called for the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2728.

On Monday, Egypt, Jordan, and France urged an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, which has been under deadly Israeli siege and bombardment over the past six months.


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In a joint article, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Jordanian King Abdullah II, and French President Emmanuel Macron called for an immediate and unconditional implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2728, which demands an immediate ceasefire in the conflict-stricken enclave.

"We warn against the dangerous consequences of an Israeli offensive on Rafah, where more than 1.5 million Palestinian civilians have sought refuge. Such an offensive will only bring more deaths and suffering, heighten the risks and consequences of mass forcible displacement of the people of Gaza and threaten regional escalation," said the leaders.

Noting that there is an urgent need for a massive increase in the provision and distribution of humanitarian assistance, the leaders urged Israel to ensure the flow of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian population, a responsibility it has not fulfilled.

They demanded an immediate release of all hostages and reaffirmed their support for the negotiations brokered by Egypt, Qatar and the United States dealing with ceasefire, hostages, and detainees.

Israeli occupation foreces launched a large-scale offensive against the Gaza Strip in retaliation to a Hamas rampage in southern Israel on Oct. 7, 2023.

So far, massive Israeli bombings in Gaza have killed 33,207 Palestinians and injured 75,933 people, according to the latest update released by Gaza's health ministry.

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