• Wed. Nov 29th, 2023

France Extends Medical Aid to Palestinian Children in Gaza by Opening Hospitals


Nov 20, 2023

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the country’s readiness to receive sick or injured Palestinian children in its hospitals in the Gaza Strip, where the Israeli military offensive continues. To support this effort, Macron confirmed the sending of a new plane with ten tons of medical material and the deployment of a second medical ship to support humanitarian efforts in the area. During a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Abdel Fattá al Sisi, Macron emphasized France’s commitment to providing aid and evacuating injured or sick children from the Gaza Strip to its hospitals. He also called for international cooperation to combat terrorism and urged an immediate humanitarian truce that leads to a ceasefire for safe delivery of aid to Palestinians. Aligning with Sisi, Macron stressed the urgency of finding solutions and taking action to guarantee humanitarian aid delivery. The release of hostages held by Hamas is also a priority for France following an attack on October 7 that killed nearly 1,200 people and kidnapped 240 more. The situation has escalated, resulting in thousands of deaths primarily in Gaza Strip, Palestinians dying at the hands of Israeli security forces and settlers in West Bank and East Jerusalem. Overall, Macron’s statement highlights France’s dedication to providing medical support and humanitarian aid to those affected by the conflict in Gaza Strip while advocating for political solutions through international cooperation for a just resolution to the Palestinian cause.

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