The Associated Press highlighted the hidden menace lurking beneath the surface as a serious threat to the forces of Israel.
An elaborate network of tunnels, constructed by the Hamas militant faction, sprawls across the heavily populated territory, concealing militants, their missile cache, and over 200 captives seized following a rare assault on Israel on October 7.
Engagements in these densely populated urban locales and subterranean maneuvers could potentially neutralize some of the technological upper hand of the Israeli military, tipping the scales in favor of Hamas both on the surface and underground.
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, engaged in vital telephone discussions today concerning the grave developments in Gaza, with a special focus on escalating military operations and the continuing plight of innocent civilians.
Engaging Regional Counterparts
The Minister held detailed discussions with His Excellency, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Dr. Ayman Safadi. They delved into the dangerous unfolding situations in and around Gaza, emphasizing the importance of international community’s role in preventing forced displacement of Gaza residents and halting military escalations.
Moreover, enhancing communication with globally urge active parties to push towards an immediate halt of military escalations, enabling the delivery of relief aids and medical supplies, and working towards a fair, comprehensive, and just solution meeting the aspirations of the Palestinian people were discussed.
In a separate conversation, bin Farhan bin Abdullah also reached out to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. They explored the recent developments in Gaza and its vicinity. They discussed ways to intensify joint efforts to stop military escalations and forced displacement operations affecting Gaza residents.
During the call, they stressed the necessity for the international community to take up its role in lifting the siege on Gaza, ensuring Israel’s compliance with international humanitarian law including allowing the supply of food and relief materials to Gaza, and working towards a just and comprehensive political solution that fulfills the aspirations of the Palestinian people, ensuring security and stability in the region and the world.
KSA & Morocco Discuss Israel Violation in Gaza
Furthermore, he held a telephone conversation with the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita. They discussed the serious developments in the Gaza sector and its surrounding areas. The two sides stressed the international community’s role in preventing the forced Israeli displacement of Gaza residents. The FMs called for halting the military escalation that has increased the suffering of the unarmed civilians in the Strip.
They stressed communication with the international community to find a quick and immediate solution to halt the escalation. They also discussed delivering relief aids and medical supplies. The two sides emphasized the need to devise a practical plan to find a fair, comprehensive, and just solution. Such a solution should meet the aspirations of the Palestinian people.
These dialogues signify Saudi Arabia’s active diplomatic engagement to address the deteriorating situation in Gaza. They reflect its regional leadership and commitment towards finding peaceful resolutions to conflicts in the Middle East.