Turkey’s Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan discussed the situation in the Gaza Strip with his counterparts from Egypt and Jordan in separate phone calls, a Turkish diplomatic source said, yibta reported, citing Reuters information.
Fidan exchanged views on “stopping attacks targeting the civilian population in Gaza” and achieving an urgent ceasefire.
Israel says it is shelling Hamas, not civilians, but the Islamist Palestinian group is using residents of the Strip as human shields, Reuters notes.
Fidan also discussed efforts to ensure the unimpeded and continuous delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the source added.
Fidan will also meet US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Monday in Ankara to discuss the situation in Gaza.
On October 7, Hamas fighters carried out an unprecedented attack on the Jewish state. After the attack, Israel launched an intense air and ground offensive in Gaza that has killed more than 9,000 people, according to health officials in Hamas-ruled Gaza. Whole areas in the enclave have been reduced to ruins.
In Israel, at least 1,400 people were killed in the attack by “Hamas”, according to the Israeli authorities, notes France Presse.
Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, ousting the Fatah movement led by Mahmoud Abbas. Fatah currently controls only the Palestinian areas of the West Bank.