Tokyo – The G7 meeting held in Tokyo announced support for Israeli action against Hamas. However, the G7 called for a humanitarian pause with Israel, demanding that Israel stop the war for a short period for the people of Gaza. Besides, the G7 has clarified that this demand will not be an end to the war against Hamas but a ceasefire necessary to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.
At the meeting held in Tokyo, the G7 countries also acknowledged Israel’s right to defend itself. However, it also underlined that the safety of civilians and adherence to international law are essential while taking action. Israel had declared war on Hamas after the Hamas terrorists attacked Israel. A month has passed, and there are continuous Israeli attacks on Gaza. Moreover, the Israeli leadership has already warned that there will be no peace without the complete overthrow of Hamas from Gaza.
Against this backdrop, the option of a humanitarian pause has emerged, and the US and its allies seem to be persistent on it. Meanwhile, the US media and websites reported that US President Joe Biden has proposed a humanitarian ceasefire for at least three days. Apart from this, sources informed that the issue of humanitarian pause will also figure prominently in the meeting of G7 member countries. The joint statement issued by G7 has also confirmed this.
Furthermore, Gaza’s humanitarian crisis is becoming increasingly serious, and urgent steps need to be taken to combat it. The G7 supports human pauses, and corridors must be provided. Also, the G7 countries said in their request that the people of Gaza must get aid to resume movement and release hostages.
Additionally, The G7 statement also underlined that Israel has the right to defend itself and its people to prevent a repeat of the terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas on Israel on October 7. However, emphasis has also been laid on adhering to international law while doing so. This time, Iran has also been warned. The G7 has also signalled that Iran should not destabilise the Gulf by promoting Hamas, Hezbollah and other groups.
Against the backdrop of Israel’s ongoing attacks in Gaza, countries supporting it have started further preparatory activities. Nonetheless, Israel’s aggressive stance and the attacks launched have led to international outrage and a humanitarian pause. Moreover, analysts indicate that after the agreement reached at the G7, all the world’s countries will support it.हिंदी