Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani on Sunday stressed the need for a ceasefire in Gaza during a call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the agency reported official press of the country.
The Prime Minister reaffirmed Qatar’s commitment, alongside its mediation partners, to continued efforts aimed at restoring calm to the region. Last month, Qatar negotiated a deal between Israel, Hamas and Egypt, in coordination with the United States, to release seriously injured foreign nationals and Palestinian civilians from Gaza to Egypt, according to close sources. negotiations.
On Sunday, the prime minister expressed concern that continued bombing in the Gaza Strip after this humanitarian pause would complicate mediation efforts and worsen the humanitarian crisis.
Al-Thani expressed Qatar’s unwavering condemnation of all forms of targeting of civilians, especially women and children, stressing that such actions, including the policy of collective punishment, are unacceptable under any circumstances.
According to the statement, the Prime Minister highlighted the urgent need to open humanitarian corridors to ensure the safe passage of relief and aid to Palestinians affected by the ongoing conflict.