In recent times, the president of the Red Cross made a trip to Qatar to have talks with Ismaïl Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas political bureau. The main objective of this meeting was to discuss humanitarian issues related to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza. This visit comes as Qatar continues to play a crucial role in mediating for the release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza, with hopes for an agreement on the horizon.
The Red Cross is actively seeking direct discussions with all parties involved in the conflict in order to improve respect for international humanitarian law. As part of this effort, the organization is also requesting permission to visit the hostages in Gaza and ensure their well-being, as well as provide necessary medical care.
The ongoing conflict has resulted in significant loss of life and hostages being taken in Gaza, which has led to retaliatory attacks from Israel. The Red Cross is working tirelessly to address the humanitarian impact of this conflict and ensure that those affected are safe and healthy. With this visit, they hope to bring attention to these issues and work towards a resolution that respects international law and protects those who need it most.