We are ready to assume control of Gaza: Mahmoud Abbas

Palestine

Published: 2024-06-11 14:18

Last Updated: 2024-06-19 00:10


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo: AP)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo: AP)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared readiness for the Palestinian government to assume control of the Gaza Strip once the aggression comes to an end.

Speaking at the “Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza” conference on Tuesday, Abbas urged the Israeli Occupation to open all crossings unconditionally to ease the suffering of the people in Gaza.


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Additionally, he called for a permanent ceasefire and the complete withdrawal of the occupation from the Gaza Strip.

Addressing the conference, Abbas questioned, "Is it not time to stop the genocide crimes committed by the occupation in the Gaza Strip?"

The “Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza” conference aims to enhance the international community's response to the humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip. It seeks to identify effective mechanisms and steps for response, operational and logistical needs, and a commitment to a coordinated approach to the humanitarian situation in Gaza.


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The ongoing war in Gaza has caused a humanitarian catastrophe for more than 2.3 million Palestinians, leading to widespread famine, psychological suffering, and massive destruction. Access to food, water, shelter, and medicine has become almost nonexistent.