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UAE urges protecting civilians and ending violence in Israel-Palestine

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs¬†issued a statement emphasizing the need to protect civilians and urgently end the violence. They expressed deep concern over Hamas’ attacks on Israeli communities near Gaza, including the firing of numerous rockets, and the abduction of Israeli civilians as hostages. The UAE called for strict adherence to international humanitarian law, ensuring the safety of civilians on both sides.A Palestinian demonstrator throws rocks towards Israeli soldiers during clashes in the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on October 8, 2023. Photo: AFP

Condolences were extended to the families of victims, and diplomatic efforts to prevent a broader regional conflict were encouraged. The Ministry mourned the loss of lives and urged both parties to de-escalate and prevent further violence that could harm civilians and infrastructure.Rockets are fired by Palestinian militants into Israel, in Gaza City October 7, 2023. Photo: Reuters

The UAE stressed the importance of global cooperation to prevent violence from destabilizing the region and involving other groups. They underlined the need for ongoing regional dialogues and cooperation and urged the international community not to let destruction undermine the region’s quest for peace.Israeli firefighters extinguish fire after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a parking lot in Ashkelon, southern Israel, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. Photo: AP

The UAE remained in close contact with regional and international partners to de-escalate the situation, restore calm, and facilitate negotiations for a two-state solution, ensuring peace and dignity for both Palestinians and Israelis.

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