French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that the country is prepared to receive sick or injured Palestinian children in its hospitals in Gaza Strip, where the Israeli military offensive continues. To support this effort, Macron confirmed that a new plane with ten tons of medical material and a second medical ship will be sent to the area.
During a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Abdel Fattá al Sisi, Macron emphasized France’s commitment to providing humanitarian aid and evacuating injured or sick children from the Gaza Strip. He also called for international cooperation to combat terrorism and highlighted the urgent need for an immediate humanitarian truce leading to a ceasefire in order to deliver aid safely to the Palestinian population.
Both leaders agreed on the importance of finding immediate solutions to the crisis and taking action to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches those who need it most. They also discussed launching a comprehensive political process to achieve a just solution for the Palestinian cause based on the two-state solution.
In addition, Macron stated that France prioritizes releasing hostages held by Hamas following an attack by Hamas on October 7th which left nearly 1,200 dead and some 240 kidnapped. The situation has escalated with thousands of deaths reported primarily in Gaza Strip and Palestinians dying at the hands of Israeli security forces and settlers in West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Overall, Macron’s statement highlights France’s commitment to humanitarian aid, medical support, and finding immediate solutions for those affected by the crisis in Gaza Strip.