Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh at a time when the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is escalating in the Middle East. The social network X (formerly Twitter) noted that during the phone conversation the situation with Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip was discussed.
“I met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh” <...> He expressed his deep concern about the situation in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank [реки Иордан]. I reiterated India’s long-standing position on Palestine. We agreed to stay in touch,” Jaishankar wrote.
How notes TASS, India advocates resolving the Palestine issue through the creation of an independent Palestine. The agency emphasized that Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Arindam Bagchi called for the initiation of direct dialogue for the implementation of the two-state plan.
In early October, Palestinian Hamas forces launched a massive rocket attack on Israel, declaring the start of Operation Al-Aqsa Al-Aqsa Flood. As part of the attack, thousands of militants entered the territory of the Jewish state, seized military equipment and captured more than a hundred people. In response, Israel launched Operation Iron Sword in the Gaza Strip, vowing to destroy Hamas. The actions of the Jewish state led to a blockade of the Palestinian enclave, massive bombings, and demands for the evacuation of more than 1 million people to the south of the region.
On November 22, Israel approved an agreement with Hamas to release hostages held in the Gaza Strip. According to the agreement, a four-day ceasefire will be declared during which Hamas will release 50 women and children. Red Cross representatives will also be allowed to visit the remaining hostages to provide necessary medical care. As Israel’s permanent representative to the UN, Gilad Erdan, stated, after the pause ends, Israel will continue to solve the problems in the Palestinian region. The ceasefire between the parties began to operate on November 24, but was interrupted by Israel on December 1, under the pretext of Hamas not complying with the conditions for the release of hostages.
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