Ceasefire is welcome as the UN chief wants to make a real effort to address the root causes of conflict and reconcile the world.
Prohibition of war has begun in Gaza Strip after Egypt signed an agreement between Israel and Hamas to end 11 days of conflict.
Thousands of people in Gaza and the Palestinian territories poured into the streets to celebrate the ceasefire, waving flags and flashing “V” signs of victory.
At least 232 Palestinians, including 65 children, have been killed in a bomb blast in Israel.
In Israel, 12 people, including two children, were killed.
Here are some of the most recent developments:
Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations
“I emphasize that the Israeli and Palestinian leaders have a responsibility to continue to restore order and to engage in dialogue to resolve the root causes of the conflict.
“Gaza is a very important part of the future of Palestine and nothing needs to be done to bring about a truly international alliance that will end divisions.”
Joe Biden, US President
“We are committed to working with the United Nations and other stakeholders around the world to actively support aid and strengthen international assistance in Gaza and in the reconstruction of Gaza.”
“I believe that Palestinians and Israelis should also be safe and have equal rights, development and democracy.”
“My supervisors will continue our discussions quietly, continuously until the end. I hope we have a real opportunity to move forward and I am committed to working for it.”
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt
“I am very pleased to receive a call from President Biden on how we have exchanged views on how to resolve the Israeli-Gaza conflict.
Tor Wennesland, peace envoy to the UN Middle East
“I welcome the end of the war between #Gaza & # Israel. I offer my deepest condolences to those who have been abused by their loved ones. . ”
I agree to stop the war between #Gaza & #Israel. I apologize to those who have been abused and to their loved ones. Thank you #Aigupto & #Beds on experiments that have taken place, in close contact with w / the @A, to help restore order. Construction work #Palestine may begin.
– Tor Wennesland (@TWennesland) May 20, 2021
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US ambassador to the UN
“Now, we have to look forward to making significant progress in order to have lasting peace. And we need to work together to address the urgent need, especially in Gaza.”
Dominic Raab, foreign secretary in the UK
“We have received reports of conflict in Israel and Gaza. All parties must work hard to make gunpowder permanent and to eliminate illegal violence and the destruction of civilian life. The UK continues to support efforts to establish peace. ”