The conservative leader Rishi Sunakwho this Friday met with Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian National Authority, thanked Qatar for its roleinr the release of two American citizens held captive by Hamas.
The head of the United Kingdom government emphasized that he spoke with the Emir of Qatar, Tamim Bin Hamad, and promised to work with him and the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu so that “all the captives can return home safely.”
stars like Cate Blanchett, Joaquin Phoenix, Ramy Youssef y AndrewGarfields, asked the president of the United States this Friday to intervene to achieve peace in the Middle East.
Artists urged the Democratic leader to do his best to achieve a “Quick de-escalation and ceasefire in Gaza and Israel before another life is lost”.
The letter, available at artists4ceasefire.org, also called on “all world leaders to honor lives.” Actors requested “an end to the bombing of Gaza and the safe release of the hostages”. “Saving lives is a global imperative,” they cried.
Khaled Mashaal, head of the Palestinian organization until 2017, compared the “struggle for the liberation of Palestine” to the Algerian independence process, the Vietnamese resistance to the US invasion,n and the victory of the Soviet Union against the Nazis. , as he specifie . In that sense, he emphasized that these processes have been doneby “Millions of victims” so he concluded that “No nation can be freed without sacrifice”.
The former leader of the Islamic group, in a tense interview with a channel in Saudi Arabia, refused to apologize for the attack on Israeli civilians on October 7. “Israel should apologize”answered the reporter’s question.
Mashaal also has no doubts about the hostages taken by Hamas and that many of them are still captives. “Israel has more than 5,000 Palestinian prisoners,” he continued and assured that “the rule” should be the exchange of Hamas captives for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons.
“We are not responsible for civilian casualties”, the former head of the terrorist organization distanced himself and swore that “Hamas does not kill civilians on purpose.” “Our purpose is military,” he emphasized.
Mashaal, on the other hand, called for greater Egyptian intervention in the conflict. “I am asking for a stronger position from the leaders of Egypt,” he asked of the countrywhiche borders the Gaza Strip to the south and maintains a distant relationship with Hamas.
“We are grateful to those outside of Palestine who support us, like Hezbollah,” he saidabouto the Lebanese group.
The American president assured this Friday that “the Saudis want to recognize Israel” and stressed that Hamas could have decided to attack the Jewish State because they knew that the US was the mediator working on the normalization of relations between the two countries.