French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that the country is ready to welcome sick or injured Palestinian children into its hospitals in Gaza Strip, where Israeli military operations continue. To support this effort, he confirmed that a new plane carrying 10 tons of medical supplies would be sent and a second medical ship would be deployed to aid humanitarian efforts in the area.
During a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Abdel Fattá al Sisi, Macron emphasized the importance of evacuating injured or sick children from the Gaza Strip to French hospitals as quickly as possible. He also called for international cooperation to fight terrorism and urged an immediate humanitarian truce to ensure safe delivery of aid to the Palestinian population.
Both leaders agreed on the urgent need for solutions to resolve the current crisis and pressed for political action to achieve a just solution for Palestine based on the two-state solution. Additionally, Macron stated that releasing hostages held by Hamas was a top priority for France after an attack by Hamas killed nearly 1,200 people and kidnapped over 240 others on October 7th. Thousands have died due to escalating violence primarily in Gaza Strip and Palestinians being killed by Israeli security forces and settlers in West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Overall, Macron’s statement highlights France’s commitment to providing medical aid and humanitarian assistance to those affected by violence in Gaza Strip while advocating for an immediate ceasefire and comprehensive political process towards achieving a fair resolution for Palestine.