International community seek ways to ease tension in Gaza

(VOVWORLD) - World leaders are resorting to diplomatic measures to ease the tension between Israel and Hamas.

International community seek ways to ease tension in Gaza  - ảnh 1Vehicles on fire during a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, southern Israel, October 7, 2023 (Photo: AFP/ VNA) 

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin, to discuss ways to prevent the conflict from spreading throughout the Middle East. The two leaders reiterated the need for an immediate ceasefire and for the resumption of the negotiation process.

In a phone talk with Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha, Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Iran is ready to host an emergency meeting of OIC Ministers to discuss the situation in Gaza. He called on Muslim countries to take urgent action to support the Palestinians.

At the 27th Ministerial Meeting of the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Joint Council in Oman, Greece’s Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis presented a five-point plan to de-escalate the violence in the Middle East. First, unanimous condemnation of violence, terrorism, and inhumane treatment.

Second, immediate release of all hostages and abductees. Third, abstention from any act of aggression against civilian targets. Fourth, assurance of humanitarian assistance and humanitarian corridors in order to make sure that there is no life in danger. Fifth, hold a special summit on the Middle East situation with the participation of the United Nations, the European Union, the Arab League, and the two parties involved, Israel and the Palestinian Authority.