France’s Macron calls for humanitarian corridor out of Gaza

French President Emmanuel Macron during a televised address to the nation on the topic of the conflict between Israel and Palestinian terror group Hamas, made from the Elysee Palace, in Paris, on October 12, 2023. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron during a televised address to the nation on the topic of the conflict between Israel and Palestinian terror group Hamas, made from the Elysee Palace, in Paris, on October 12, 2023. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)

President Emmanuel Macron has urged Israel and Egypt to open a humanitarian corridor out of the besieged Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing for French nationals, his office says.

Paris had contacted all those concerned to try to ensure that French nationals could cross out of the southern Gaza Strip into Egypt and that the crossing could also be used for “humanitarian operations” to Gaza, says the statement.

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