Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said in a telephone conversation with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that Qatar, along with other nations, would seek to stop Israeli attacks on Palestinians and the Al-Aqsa Mosque state news agency QNA reported.
A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, controlled by Egyptian brokered, which controls the besieged Gaza Strip, came into effect on Friday morning to end the 11-day battle.
Abbas briefed the Emir on the developments related to the ceasefire and the efforts to rebuild the Gaza Strip, and expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to HH the Emir for the role of the State of Qatar and its efforts to help the Palestinian people. support for their legitimate national rights, ”the QNA said on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the emir emphasized “the importance of the unity of the Palestinian ranks”.
The Qatari ruler reiterated the Gulf nation’s continued support for the “fraternal Palestinian people and their just cause” and promised to continue with the Arab and Muslim countries on the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people and the blessed Al -Aqsa Mosque to stop. reported the agency.
Attacks by Israeli security forces on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, were one of the main catalysts for the latest round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian groups in Gaza.
The 11-day Israeli bombing of Gaza killed at least 248 people, including 66 children, wounding more than 1,900. At least 12 people in Israel have been killed by the Hamas rocket from Gaza.
World leaders welcomed the ceasefire agreement reached on Thursday, and US President Joe Biden said he believed there was a “real opportunity to make progress”.
The Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu office announced the ceasefire “unconditionally”, with Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad – another armed group in Gaza – confirming it shortly afterwards.
Israeli airstrikes hit the Qatari Red Crescent Society (QRCS) office in Gaza during the fighting, killing two Palestinians and wounding 10 others.
The organization condemned the target of its office, while allowing the need for ‘first aid teams to work in accordance with international humanitarian law’.
QRCS Secretary-General Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi described the attack as a flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention, of which Israel is a signatory.
On May 15, an Israeli airstrike demolished a building that housed various media outlets, including those of Al Jazeera and The Associated Press, and claimed without providing evidence that Hamas was present in the building.