Egyptian, Qatari FMs confer over military confrontation between Israelis, Palestinians

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Mon, 17 May 2021 - 09:13 GMT

Qatari flag – Wikimedia Commons

Qatari flag – Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – 17 May 2021: For the purpose of coordination, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received a phone call Sunday from his Qatari counterpart Mohamed bin Abdel Rahman al-Thani to confer over the military confrontation in Gaza Strip and the rest of Palestinian territories.  

 

Both ministers congrued on the salience of working towards achieving a ceasefire between both sides, and agreed on continuing coordination bilaterally, regionally, and internationally to fulfill the interests of the Palestinian people.

 

Shelling and airstrikes by the Israeli army against Gaza Strip and clashes with civilians in the West Bank and Jerusalem since May 10 incurred 209 deaths and 4,363 injuries, according to Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA).

 

Speaking of Gaza Strip alone, casualties recorded 188 deaths, including 55 children and 33 women, and 1,238 injuries whereas dozens are in critical conditions.

 

The strikes also caused the destruction of more than 200 residential units and 31 educational establishments, including schools, colleges, and vocational training centers so as hundreds of families fled from the North to the South.

 

On the other hand, Magen David Agom announced that 10 Israelis got killed since the beginning of the "Fence Guardian" operation on Monday while 675 others got injured.

 

On Saturday, the Israeli forces struck a number of towers in Gaza Strip. One of those housed the offices of a number of media outlets.

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