The world’s response to the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza | World Bank Israel and Palestine Conflict News
The ceasefire welcomes the United Nations President’s call for effective efforts to resolve the root causes of the conflict and achieve national reconciliation.
After Egypt facilitated an agreement between Israel and Hamas to stop the 11-day conflict, a ceasefire took effect in the Gaza Strip.
Thousands of people in Gaza and the Palestinian territories rushed to the streets to celebrate the ceasefire, waving flags and flashing the V-shaped sign of victory.
In the Israeli bombing, at least 232 Palestinians, including 65 children, were killed.
In Israel, 12 people were killed, including two children.
Here are some reactions to the latest developments:
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
“I emphasize that apart from restoring calm, the leaders of Israel and Palestine have the responsibility to engage in serious dialogue to resolve the root causes of the conflict.
“Gaza is an indispensable part of the future Palestinian state, and no effort should be spared to achieve true national reconciliation that ends ethnic division.”
U.S. President Joe Biden
“We remain committed to working with the United Nations and other international stakeholders to provide rapid humanitarian assistance and provide international support for the people of Gaza and the reconstruction of Gaza.”
“I believe that Palestinians and Israelis should also enjoy a safe and secure life, and enjoy equal freedom, prosperity and democratic measures.”
To this end, my government will continue our quiet, relentless diplomacy. I believe we have a real opportunity to make progress, and I am committed to working hard for this. “
The President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (Abdel Fattah el-Sisi)
“I am very glad that I received a call from President Biden. We exchanged views on ways to reach a solution to calm the current conflict between Israel and Gaza. Our views are in line with the diplomatic approach to the conflict between the parties. Agree.”
Tor Wennesland, United Nations Special Envoy for Middle East Peace
“I welcome the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel. I express my deepest condolences to the victims of violence and their relatives. I commend #Egypt?#Qatar for their efforts in close contact with @UN to help restore calm.” # Palestine” construction work can begin.”
I welcome the ceasefire between #Gaza with #Israel. I extend my deepest condolences to the victims of violence and their relatives.I praise #Egypt with #Qatar For the efforts made, and @ KindTo help restore calm.Construction works #Palestine Can start.
-Tor Wennesland (@TWennesland) May 20, 2021
Linda Thomas Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
“Now, we must shift our focus to more tangible progress towards lasting peace. We must work together to address urgent humanitarian needs on the ground, especially in Gaza, which is actually very important.”
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab (Dominic Raab)
“Welcome the news of a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza. All parties must work to make the ceasefire lasting and end the cycle of unacceptable violence and civilian deaths. The United Kingdom continues to support efforts to achieve peace.”