" For France, which fulfils its role as a bridge between the belligerents, ending this bloody conflict is an absolute emergency, a statement issued by the presidency office said."
Paris, July 26 - France Saturday held an international meeting on ways to end the bloodshed and secure a long-term cease fire in the Gaza Strip where an Israeli military offensive has killed hundreds of Palestinians.

With the Israeli air and ground offensive against Gaza entering its 19th day and killing at least 878 Palestinians, top diplomats of France, the US, Britain, Germany, Qatar, Turkey, Italy and a representative of the European Union gathered in Paris to try reaching a lasting truce in Gaza, Xinhua reported.

At the meeting, participants would further back Egypt's initiative that called for a seven-day humanitarian truce during the celebration of Eid ul-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

For France, which fulfils its role as a bridge between the belligerents, ending this bloody conflict is an absolute emergency, a statement issued by the presidency office said.

On Saturday morning, a 12-hour humanitarian truce went into effect after Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip agreed to a UN request for a pause in fighting.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 INTERNATIONAL (19281 views)
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002391268
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Europe


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.