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The leaders of Egypt, Jordan and France demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

 President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Jordanian King Abdullah II, and French President Emmanuel Macron called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions, stressing that violence, terrorism and war cannot bring peace to the Middle East.

  p>The leaders of Egypt, Jordan and France indicated – in a joint article – that there must be a ceasefire in Gaza now, and that the war in Gaza and the catastrophic human suffering it causes must end now, as violence, terrorism and war cannot bring peace to the Middle East. But the two-state solution will achieve this, as it is the only reliable way to guarantee peace and security for all, and to ensure that neither the Palestinians nor the Israelis will have to live again the atrocities that have befallen them since the attacks of October 7.

The leaders of the three countries explained that Ten days ago, the United Nations Security Council finally assumed its responsibility by demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, a crucial step that must be fully implemented without further delay.

In light of the countless human losses, the leaders called for Tolerant – to the immediate and unconditional implementation of Security Council Resolution No. 2728, stressing the urgent need to reach a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

The leaders of Egypt, Jordan and France stressed the urgent need to implement the Security Council’s demand for the immediate release of all hostages, Reaffirming support for the negotiations mediated by Egypt, Qatar and the United States regarding a ceasefire, hostages and detainees.

In conjunction with urging all parties to adhere to all relevant Security Council resolutions, the leaders of the three countries warned of the serious consequences of the Israeli attack. on the Palestinian city of Rafah, to which more than 1.5 million Palestinian civilians were displaced, and that such an attack would only lead to more death and suffering, increase the risks and consequences of the mass forced displacement of the population of Gaza, and threaten regional escalation.

The leaders stressed Respecting all lives equally, denouncing all violations and abuses of international humanitarian law, including all acts of violence, terrorism and indiscriminate attacks on civilians, reaffirming that the protection of civilians is an established legal obligation on all parties, and the cornerstone of international humanitarian law, and that any Violation of this obligation is strictly prohibited.

They noted that Palestinians in Gaza no longer face the mere threat of famine, famine has already begun, and there is an urgent need for a massive increase in the provision and distribution of humanitarian assistance, which is a basic requirement of the two Security Council resolutions. Nos. 2720 and 2728, which stress the urgent need to expand aid supplies.

They explained that UN agencies – including UNRWA – and humanitarian actors play a critical role in humanitarian operations in Gaza, and must be protected and given full access, including In that to the northern part of the Gaza Strip, they expressed their condemnation of the killing of humanitarian support workers, including the recent attack on an aid convoy belonging to the “Global Central Kitchen”.

The leaders of the three countries said that In line with international law, Israel is obligated to ensure the flow of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian population. However, Israel has not fulfilled this responsibility, reiterating what the Security Council called for to lift obstacles to humanitarian assistance, and for Israel to immediately facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid through all crossing points. Including in the northern Gaza Strip and through a direct land corridor from Jordan, as well as by sea.


The leaders of Egypt, Jordan and France affirmed their determination to continue intensifying efforts to meet humanitarian, medical and health needs. The civilian population in Gaza, in close coordination with the United Nations system and regional partners.

The leaders stressed the urgent need to restore hope in achieving peace and security for all in the region, especially for the Palestinian and Israeli peoples, stressing the continuation of work to avoid further regional repercussions. Calling on all actors to refrain from taking any escalatory action, while urging an end to all unilateral measures, including settlement activity and land confiscation, and urging Israel to prevent settler violence.

The leaders also stressed the need to respect The existing historical and legal situation in the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, and the role of the Jordanian Endowment under Hashemite guardianship.

The leaders of the three countries affirmed their determination to intensify joint efforts to implement the two-state solution effectively, noting that the only way to achieve true peace is to establish An independent, sovereign Palestinian state on the basis of the two-state solution, in accordance with international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to live side by side in peace and security with Israel, pointing out that the United Nations Security Council must play a role in decisively reopening the horizon for peace.


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