Canada provides $25 million to help devastated Palestinians in Gaza

Canada provides $25 million to help devastated Palestinians in Gaza

Canada provides $25 million to help devastated Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel in Jerusalem to discuss "strengthening cooperation" between their countries, Netanyahu's office said.

General Kamel visited President Abbas on Sunday, conveying President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's support and that the Palestinian cause will "remain at the forefront of Egypt's priorities".

Israeli public radio reported that Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi was headed to Cairo, and that Kamel was travelling to Israel.

"We will discuss establishing a permanent ceasefire with Hamas, a mechanism for providing humanitarian aid & the reconstruction of Gaza with a pivotal role played by the intl".

Motegi had telephone talks with the foreign ministers of both sides earlier this week, offering assistance to Gaza and also requesting them to continue a ceasefire. Bachelet said Hamas' indiscriminate rocket fire during the conflict was also a clear violation of the rules of war.

Last week, Canada welcomed a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that left hundreds of people dead.

At least 230 Palestinians were killed, including 65 children and 39 women, with 1,710 people wounded, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

Rockets and other fire from Gaza claimed 12 lives in Israel, including one child and an Arab-Israeli teenager, an Israeli soldier, one Indian, and two Thai nationals, medics say.

The green flag of the Hamas militant group is flown at the top of piled-up debris in Gaza on May 22, 2021, after a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas. "It means providing health services to people who have been injured, but also supporting the health facilities that have been damaged".

Israel is meanwhile holding more than 5,000 Palestinians in its jails.

The official said Egypt would offer guarantees that rebuilding funds will not find its way to Hamas, possibly going through an worldwide committee led by Egypt or the United Nations that would oversee the spending.

Israel, which has enforced a land and maritime blockade on the enclave since 2007, accuses the group of diverting worldwide aid to military ends.

Palestinians have been politically divided between Hamas and its rival Fatah, but analysts say the latest escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has served to unite the geographically fragmented Palestinian community in a way not seen in years.

The discussions with Israeli officials also are expected to touch on a set of measures that would allow materials, electricity and fuel into the territory, as well as the possible expansion of maritime space allowed for Gaza fishermen, the official said.

Earlier Thursday, the UN Human Rights Council chose to create an open-ended worldwide investigation into violations surrounding the latest Gaza violence, and into the "systematic" abuses in the Palestinian territories and inside Israel.

Gould said there is a need to ensure there is functioning civilian infrastructure in Gaza.

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