Summit in Cairo on the situation in Gaza ended without result: Israeli and US representatives were not present
The summit in the Egyptian capital Cairo ended without result. There were no agreements on Israel and Hamas.
The event was not attended by representatives of Israel and the United States. This was reported by Reuters.
Egypt hoped that the participants would call for peace and resume efforts to resolve the long-standing Palestinian quest for statehood. However, the meeting ended without the leaders and foreign ministers agreeing on a joint statement.
Diplomats who attended the talks were not optimistic about a breakthrough, as Israel was preparing a ground invasion of Gaza to destroy Hamas.
"While Arab and Muslim states called for an immediate halt to the Israeli offensive, Western countries mostly voiced more modest goals, such as humanitarian aid to the civilian population," the agency writes.
Jordan's King Abdullah condemned the silence over Israeli attacks that have killed thousands of people and called for an impartial approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"The message the Arab world is hearing is that Palestinian lives matter less than Israeli lives," he said.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that Palestinians will not be displaced or expelled from their land.
"We will not leave, we will not leave," he emphasized.
France, in turn, called for the establishment of a humanitarian corridor in the Gaza Strip to bring about a ceasefire. The UK and Germany called on the Israeli military to show restraint, and Italy said it was important to avoid escalation.
At the same time, the United States sent only its charge d'affaires in Cairo, who did not speak publicly at the meeting.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, earlier US President Joe Biden said that humanity needs a "new world order". He noted that humanity is at a turning point in history.
In Israel, according to updated data, 24 Ukrainians were killed in an attack by Hamas militants, and three more went missing. Citizens of Ukraine and the United States are among the victims of the attack.