French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Tel Aviv on Tuesday to express his country’s “full solidarity” with Israel after the deadly October 7 attacks by Palestinian militant group Hamas.
According to Israeli officials, his visit comes more than two weeks after Hamas militants stormed into Israel from the Gaza Strip and killed over one thousand people.
The French president said he planned to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to call for the “preservation of the civilian population” in Gaza, and also demand for a “humanitarian truce” to allow desperately needed aid into Gaza, whose over two million people have been largely deprived of water, food, electricity and other basic supplies after an Israeli blockade.
Meanwhile, Qatar’s Emir SHEIKH TAMIM BIN HAMAD AL THANI has urged the international community not to grant Israel an unconditional green light to continue committing illegal atrocities against Palestinians in its fight against Hamas.
In his speech, the emir said the international community was “acting as if Palestinian children are worthless, like they are faceless and nameless”.