French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that the country is ready to receive sick and injured Palestinian children in its hospitals in the Gaza Strip, where an Israeli military offensive continues. To support this initiative, Macron confirmed the sending of a new plane carrying ten tons of medical supplies and the deployment of a second medical ship to aid humanitarian efforts in the region.
During a phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattá al Sisi, Macron emphasized France’s commitment to providing medical assistance and evacuating injured or sick children from the Gaza Strip. He also called for international cooperation to combat terrorism and urged for an immediate humanitarian truce that would lead to a ceasefire to ensure aid delivery to the Palestinian population safely.
Both leaders agreed on the urgent need for solutions to the current crisis and taking action to guarantee safe delivery of humanitarian aid. They highlighted the importance of launching a comprehensive political process that would result in a just solution for the Palestinian cause, based on the two-state solution.
Macron also reiterated France’s priority for releasing hostages held by Hamas following an attack on October 7 that resulted in nearly 1,200 deaths and some 240 kidnappings. The situation has escalated with thousands of deaths reported primarily in Gaza Strip, Palestinians dying at hands of Israeli security forces and settlers in West Bank and East Jerusalem.
In summary, Macron’s statement highlights France’s commitment to providing medical aid and humanitarian support to Palestinians while urging international cooperation for an immediate ceasefire, comprehensive political process for a just resolution of the conflict.