Amidst the escalating conflict between Palestine and Israel, Palestinian Ambassador Ahmed al-Rubai has reported a dire situation in Gaza. According to al-Rubai, the Israeli attacks on Gaza have resulted in the death of 210 Palestinians and left over a thousand injured, with 270 of them in critical condition. This grim toll illustrates the devastating impact of the recent hostilities.
Earlier, the militant Palestinian group Hamas launched attacks on Israel, targeting the land, sea, and airspace. The conflict led to the death of 100 Israelis, with more than 800 wounded. Multiple Israelis were also taken hostage by Hamas during their operations.
In a video message, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh expressed gratitude for the support of the Palestinian government, military, and political factions during this challenging time. The Palestinian Ambassador, Ahmed al-Rubai, speaking with Geo News, acknowledged the immense difficulties Palestinians are facing. He expressed thanks for the backing received from the government, military, and political entities, highlighting the resilience of the Palestinian people in the face of adversity.
Al-Rubai affirmed the Palestinians’ enduring faith and hope for a free Palestine and the liberation of Al-Quds, their capital. Despite the ongoing conflict and the heavy toll it has taken, he remained optimistic about the ultimate freedom of Palestine.
On the international front, Saudi Arabia has exerted pressure on both Hamas and Israel to cease hostilities. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement emphasizing the need to assess the situation carefully. The Saudi government’s involvement underscores the broader regional concern and highlights the gravity of the situation.
The ongoing conflict, with its significant human cost and international implications, emphasizes the urgent need for diplomatic efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution. The international community faces the challenge of facilitating dialogue between the conflicting parties, promoting understanding, and working towards a sustainable peace in the region. The toll on civilian lives and the overall humanitarian impact of the conflict underline the importance of swift and decisive action to prevent further escalation and to establish lasting peace between Palestine and Israel.