Israel agreed to extend the truce
At the moment, “indirect” talks are going on in Cairo between the delegations of Israel and Hamas, at which the possibility of a truce is being discussed after several weeks of hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
On Wednesday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said at an informal meeting of the General Assembly, at which the situation in the Gaza Strip was discussed, that the current truce between Israel and Hamas had a very high price.
“We must do everything possible to make the established calm into a stable cease-fire. It is necessary to eliminate the root causes of the conflict, stop the launching of rockets from the territory of Gaza, and eliminate illegal shipments. weapons, open checkpoints, lift the blockade of the sector and bring Gaza back under the administration of the Palestinian Authority, ”he said. UN Radio.
According to him, the international community will have to make significant efforts to rebuild the Gaza Strip. He also noted that around 1800 Palestinians, 64 Israeli soldiers and 3 residents of Israel died during the fighting.
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