France calls for a new “immediate and permanent” humanitarian truce in Gaza

Paris – Together – French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna, along with representatives of about fifty countries and international organizations, called, on Wednesday, for respect for international law in Gaza, and for an “immediate and permanent new humanitarian truce,” as the Israeli aggression against the Strip continues since October 7. the past.

Colonna chaired a video follow-up meeting of the International Humanitarian Conference for Gaza, which was organized by French President Emmanuel Macron on November 9.

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs quoted Colonna as saying, “While the civilian population in Gaza is exposed to the risk of epidemics and famine, the lack of access to medical care, and the consequences of displacement, the extreme gravity of the situation requires ensuring access to water, fuel, medicines, food, and basic goods.”

The ministry believed that this requires lifting some restrictions and opening new crossings, adding that implementing a new truce “must lead to a permanent ceasefire.”

She continued, “This is a prerequisite for providing more humanitarian assistance to the civilian population in Gaza, as well as for the return of the political horizon.”

The countries participating in the conference, which was held on November 9, announced commitments to provide aid worth more than one billion euros. Macron also announced that his country will increase its aid to the Gaza Strip in 2023 from 20 to 100 million euros.

Source: Maan News Agency