French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the country’s readiness to receive sick or injured Palestinian children in its hospitals in the Gaza Strip, where the Israeli military offensive continues. To support this effort, Macron confirmed the sending of a new plane with ten tons of medical material and the deployment of a second medical ship to support humanitarian efforts in the area.
During a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Abdel Fattá al Sisi, Macron emphasized France’s commitment to providing aid and evacuating injured or sick children from the Gaza Strip. He also called for international cooperation to combat terrorism and urged an immediate ceasefire to deliver aid to the Palestinian population safely.
Macron aligned with Sisi on the need for urgent solutions and political action to achieve a just resolution for the Palestinian cause based on the two-state solution. Both leaders highlighted the importance of launching a comprehensive political process that prioritizes humanitarian aid, medical support, and hostage releases.
President Macron also expressed his concern about recent attacks by Hamas on October 7 that resulted in nearly 1,200 deaths and over 240 kidnappings. The situation has escalated, resulting in thousands of deaths primarily in Gaza Strip, with Palestinians dying at the hands of Israeli security forces and settlers in West Bank and East Jerusalem. In summary, Macron’s statement highlights France’s dedication to supporting humanitarian aid efforts and promoting a comprehensive political process towards finding a just solution for Palestine.