Shoukry stresses to UNRWA chief the need to stop Israeli violations against civilians in Gaza

Ahram Online , Thursday 16 Nov 2023

Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry stressed in a call with UNRWA chief on Thursday the need to stop Israel’s attacks against civilians and civilian facilities in the Gaza Strip and its violations of international law and all human values.

Israeli troops in the northern Gaza Strip, AFP


Shoukry's remarks came during a phone conversation with Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), about the situation in Gaza.

According to the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Abu Zeid, Shoukry inquired about Lazzarini's assessment of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and UNRWA's efforts to establish new headquarters to resume working.

For his part, the UNRWA chief expressed his deep concern over the worsening humanitarian situation in the strip and the increasing challenges facing relief agencies and medical personnel in Gaza.

Furthermore, Shoukry emphasised Egypt’s commitment to providing all necessary support to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians.

He also affirmed that Egypt will continue to provide the necessary treatment services for the injured Palestinians, highlighting Egypt's current preparation to receive newborns, as directed by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
El-Sisi responded Thursday to the appeal of Abdullah Al-Kahil, a Palestinian child facing imminent leg amputation, directing his transfer through the Rafah border crossing to receive treatment at Cairo's Nasser Institute Hospital.

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