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The G7 countries stand behind Biden’s peace plan for the Gaza Strip – Arab countries are also positive

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Palestinians search through the ruins after an Israeli airstrike on Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip. The G7 and several Arab countries express support for the Biden administration’s cease-fire proposal for the Gaza Strip. Photo: Jehad Alshrafi / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 04.06.2024 03:43:01

War and conflicts: The agreement “will lead to an immediate cease-fire in Gaza, the release of all hostages, a significant and sustained increase in humanitarian aid for distribution throughout Gaza and a lasting end to the crisis, with Israel’s security interests and the safety of civilians in the Gaza Strip safeguarded,” it said in a statement.

Foreign ministers from several Arab countries are also positive about the proposal, according to Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA. The foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Egypt say it is important to treat the proposal in a “serious and positive” manner, according to SPA.

They met virtually to discuss the ceasefire proposal and also the US, Qatar and Egypt’s mediation to secure an agreement in which Israeli hostages are exchanged for Palestinian prisoners in an agreement that could lead to a permanent ceasefire and adequate emergency aid access, writes SPA.

US UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Monday that the US will ask the Security Council to adopt a resolution advocating for the ceasefire proposal to be introduced.

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