The Red Cross has recently sent its president to Qatar for talks with Ismaïl Haniyeh, head of the Hamas political bureau. During this visit, they discussed humanitarian issues related to the armed conflict between Israel and Gaza. The meeting took place as Qatar continues to mediate for the release of Israeli hostages being held in Gaza, with hopes for an agreement on the horizon.
The purpose of this visit was part of a broader effort by the Red Cross to hold direct discussions with all parties involved in the conflict in order to improve respect for international humanitarian law. Additionally, the organization is seeking permission from Israel and Palestine to visit hostages in Gaza, ensuring their well-being and providing necessary medical care.
The ongoing conflict has had a devastating impact on both sides, resulting in significant loss of life and hostages being taken in the Gaza Strip. In response, the Red Cross is actively working to address the humanitarian crisis caused by this conflict and ensure that those affected are safe and receive adequate care.