Gaza Truce Extended for Two More Days
said that a long-term ceasefire needed in Gaza.
“We do hope the truce is extended. We have been calling for this truce to transform into a longer-term humanitarian ceasefire,” UNRWA Global Director for Communications Juliette Touma told Al Jazeera.
Touma, who recently visited southern Gaza, described the area as a “ghost town”.
For his part, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell described the truce as an important first step “in the Israel-Hamas conflict,” noting that “much more is needed to find a way out of the crisis.”
￼EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had said that an extension of the truce “would allow for much-needed relief to the people of Gaza and the release of more hostages”.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson urges that the truce take a “stable form and that the cruel aggression of the Zionist regime against Gaza is not repeated”.
“We want and expect… that the crimes of the Zionist regime against the Palestinian people will be stopped completely,” Nasser Kanaani said.
During his weekly news conference, Kanaani told reporters that Iran was “following” the possible extension of the truce.
Meanwhile, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said that the path towards a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestine conflict must begin with “ensuring an end to this brutal aggression”.
“Only a long and lasting peace will bring stability, there cannot be a Gaza-alone diplomatic approach,” he said at the Forum for the Union of the Mediterranean in Barcelona.
Source: Al-Manar English Website