The United Arab Emirates has condemned the ground operations by the Israeli regime in the occupied Gaza Strip, and expressed its deep concern over the escalation and exacerbation of the humanitarian crisis that threatens more loss of civilian lives.

Iran Press/ West Asia: In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) reaffirmed the need for an immediate ceasefire to ensure that civilians and civilian institutions are not targeted. The Ministry further underlined the importance of the protection of civilians, according to international humanitarian law, international treaties for the protection of civilians and human rights, and the need to ensure that they are not targeted during conflict.

Furthermore, the Ministry stressed the importance of the United Nations General Assembly resolution, overwhelmingly adopted on Friday, which calls for a “humanitarian truce” in Gaza and a cessation of hostilities. The Ministry underscored that the resolution is an important step towards de-escalation, restoring calm, protecting civilians and preserving their lives.

The Ministry underlined that the urgent priority is to end the escalation of military operations and protect civilians as well as ensure the opening of humanitarian relief corridors and the immediate, safe, sustainable, and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid.

The Palestinian death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7 has risen to 7,703, the Health Ministry in Gaza announced on Saturday. 219

Read More:

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks on Gaza climbs to 7,703