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Ashkenazi thanks Red Cross chief for ‘commitment to humanitarian situation’ in Gaza

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on June 10, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on June 10, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi speaks with International Red Cross President Peter Maurer after this morning’s ceasefire.

“I thanked him for the cooperation and the commitment to the humanitarian situation at the Gaza Strip,” Ashkenazi tweets.

“I updated him about the efforts that were made by Israel during the days of fighting, to facilitate humanitarian aid into Gaza, and how these attempts were foiled due to Hamas’s attacks on the crossing points and on the aid convoys.”

“Mr. Maurer expressed his appreciation for the IDF’s efforts to avoid civilian casualties and preserve international law. We agreed to enhance cooperation between the ICRC and relevant agencies in Israel in order to promote collaborated civil projects in the Gaza Strip,” he adds.

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