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A wide welcome to the humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip and international praise for Qatar's efforts to achieve it

Doha (UNA/QNA) - Welcoming reactions to reaching a humanitarian truce agreement in the Gaza Strip, as well as international praise for the efforts of the State of Qatar and its joint mediation with the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), which resulted in reaching an agreement. Humanitarian Truce Agreement.

Countries and bodies expressed their gratitude to Qatari diplomacy, which worked tirelessly, with various partners, to reach a truce agreement, expressing their hope that the truce would contribute to stopping the escalation and targeting and forced displacement of Palestinians.

In this context, President Joe Biden, President of the United States of America, welcomed the agreement reached on the humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip, expressing his gratitude to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for their decisive leadership and partnership that contributed to reaching this agreement. the agreement.

The US President stressed that today's agreement is a testimony to the diligent diplomacy and determination of many parties to reach this agreement.

In turn, Russia welcomed the agreement reached, praising the special efforts of the State of Qatar aimed at practical implementation and calling on the international community to stop the escalation.

Maria Zakharova, the official spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said in a statement: “Moscow welcomes the agreement reached between Israel and Hamas regarding a 4-day humanitarian truce, and this is exactly what Russia has been calling for since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict.”

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi also welcomed the success of the mediation in reaching an agreement to implement a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip and the exchange of detainees by both parties, stressing the continuation of his country’s efforts to reach final and sustainable solutions that achieve justice, impose peace, and guarantee the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appreciated the Qatari and Egyptian efforts made to achieve a truce in the Gaza Strip, and renewed the call for a comprehensive cessation of the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people, the introduction of humanitarian aid, and the implementation of the political solution based on international legitimacy, leading to an end to the occupation and the Palestinian people gaining their freedom, independence, and sovereignty.

France also welcomed Qatari efforts that led to reaching a humanitarian truce agreement in the Gaza Strip.

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna praised “the efforts of Qatar in particular,” which played the role of mediator in reaching the agreement, and the work of the United States, expressing her hope that this truce would lead to a ceasefire. She also expressed her country’s hope that the French would be among the prisoners who would be released. Within the framework of the “humanitarian truce” agreement.

The French Foreign Minister stressed that Israel should do everything in its power to protect the Palestinian civilian population, noting that there are many civilian casualties.

In turn, the British Foreign Office announced that the humanitarian truce agreement in the Gaza Strip is an important step, and will help address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and reassure the families of the hostages.

In the same context, Belgium welcomed the agreement as it would allow aid to enter the sector affected by the war for more than a month and a half, and would free women and children, hoping that other steps would follow in compliance with international law.

For its part, the League of Arab States welcomed the success of the Qatari mediation, and stressed the necessity of working to build on this truce, which represents an opportunity to achieve a complete cessation of hostilities.

The Arab League expressed, in a statement, its aspiration that the truce would lead to a comprehensive ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and an end to the Israeli aggression... reiterating that a comprehensive political solution to the Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state vision remains the only way out of the recurring cycles of violence in the Middle East. The brutal Israeli aggression against Gaza does not represent a path to achieving security, but rather increases the possibility of violence in the future.

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, also welcomed the agreement reached by Israel and Hamas “with the mediation of Qatar and the support of Egypt and the United States of America.”

A statement issued by the spokesman for the Secretary-General said that the agreement is an important step in the right direction, but stressed the need to do more, stressing that the United Nations will mobilize all its capabilities to support the implementation of the agreement and maximize its positive impact on the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

In Brussels, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union Commission, said that the Commission will make efforts to use the expected truce to increase humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, noting that it is very grateful to those who worked hard to reach this agreement through diplomatic methods and channels.

The Sultanate of Oman appreciated the joint mediation carried out by the State of Qatar and the Arab Republic of Egypt to achieve the truce, expressing its hope that the truce reached would lead to a permanent ceasefire and the resumption of real and just initiatives to achieve just and comprehensive peace.

The United Arab Emirates also welcomed the announcement of an agreement on a truce in the Gaza Strip, expressing its hope that this step will contribute to facilitating the arrival of relief and humanitarian aid, especially to the most needy groups of patients, children, the elderly, and women, in an urgent, intensive, and safe manner, and without any obstacles.

In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the efforts made by the State of Qatar, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America to achieve this agreement, hoping that it will pave the way for ending the crisis and sparing the Palestinian people further suffering.

The UAE stressed the need to return to negotiations to achieve a two-state solution and establish an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, noting that it will work to redouble all necessary efforts to support and assist efforts made to alleviate human suffering in Gaza.

The Kingdom of Jordan also praised the efforts made to reach a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip, stressing the importance of this truce being a step that leads to a complete cessation of the war on the Gaza Strip, and that it contributes to stopping the escalation and targeting and forced displacement of Palestinians.

She stressed the importance of ensuring that the agreement contributes to ensuring the arrival of adequate humanitarian aid to all areas of the Gaza Strip, in a way that meets all needs, achieves stability, and ensures that the people of Gaza remain in their places of residence.

In Beirut, the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed in a statement the tireless efforts of Qatar and the United States and all the countries that supported them to reach a humanitarian truce agreement in the Gaza Strip and the exchange of prisoners, and expressed its hope that this would be followed by a just and comprehensive political solution to the Palestinian issue through the establishment of the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. In order to ensure peace, security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East region.

It also stressed the importance of this truce as a gateway to reaching a complete and permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, and the immediate and unconditional entry of humanitarian aid, especially food and medicine, in preparation for the return of forcibly displaced residents and their survival in their land.

Today, the State of Qatar announced the success of joint mediation efforts with the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), which resulted in reaching an agreement for a humanitarian truce, the start of which will be announced within 24 hours, and will continue for four days, subject to extension.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, in a statement today, that the agreement includes the exchange of 50 civilian women and children prisoners in the Gaza Strip in the first stage, in exchange for the release of a number of Palestinian women and children detained in Israeli prisons, provided that the numbers of those released will be increased in later stages of the period. Application of the agreement.

The statement added, "The truce will also allow the entry of a larger number of humanitarian convoys and relief aid, including fuel designated for humanitarian needs."

The State of Qatar affirmed the continuation of its diplomatic efforts to reduce the escalation, stop bloodshed, and protect civilians, and in this regard, it appreciated the efforts made by the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America in supporting mediation efforts to reach this agreement.

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