“A France has learned, with sadness, of the death of two French children who were in the north of the Gaza Strip with their French mother, who was injured, as well as her third child”, declared the Quai d’Orsay in a statement, in which he did not specify the circumstances of the deaths.
However, the Consulate General of France in Jerusalem “cannot establish direct contact on the ground with this citizen”, which means that, “at this stage, it cannot verify the situation of this family”, continue the French authorities, who claim to continue to make efforts to “contact the citizen and provide assistance and support to her, as well as her family”.
The Israeli army has been constantly bombing the Gaza Strip in retaliation for the bloody attack carried out on its territory by fighters from the Islamist movement Hamas, on the 7th of this month, which left more than 1400 dead, most of them civilians, shot and burned alive or mutilated.
In the most recent report, the Hamas Ministry of Health announced the deaths of more than 8,500 people, mostly civilians, in Israeli bombings.
“[A França] requests, once again, urgently, that foreign citizens, and in particular our compatriots, be allowed to leave Gaza”, according to the press release from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Paris also reiterates “the urgent call for a humanitarian truce so that humanitarian aid can reach those in need.”
“Humanitarian access must be continuous, rapid, safe and unimpeded, so that aid can sustainably respond to the needs of the civilian population in Gaza”, according to the Quai d’Orsay.
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