Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Emmanuel Macron, Palestinian-Israeli war, peace

Lula and Macron in search of a solution for peace in the Middle East

Brasilia, October 21.- The Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, spoke by phone with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, about the Palestinian-Israeli war and they agreed to remain in contact in search of a solution for peace.

Official sources confirmed that both leaders agreed on the need to protect civilians and reduce the impact of the conflict, especially on children.

They pointed out the need to pressure the Hamas movement to release all hostages in the Gaza region, the epicenter of the confrontation.

Lula took the opportunity to thank the Frenchman for Paris' vote in favor of the Brazilian resolution in the United Nations Security Council.

This initiative received the support of 12 of the 15 council votes on Tuesday and two abstentions from Russia and the United Kingdom, but was vetoed by the United States.

Despite the result, the two leaders agreed to maintain the efforts contained in the resolution on the need to create a humanitarian corridor for the exit of foreigners from Gaza and the passage of drinking water, food and medicine.

According to the official statement of the talk, released by the Secretariat of Social Communication of the Presidency, the two politicians stressed the need to give greater representativeness and strength to the United Nations.

In addition to the Middle East, the French leader confirmed that he will make his first official visit to Brazil in the first half of 2024.

Regarding President Lula's invitation, Macron confirmed that he will make his first official visit to Brazil in the first half of next year, the note confirmed.

On the same day, Lula lamented the death of children in the conflict, who are not to blame for what he called an unhealthy fight between Hamas and Israel.

It is not possible to have so much irrationality, so much madness, and for people to wage war without taking into account that the people who are dying are women, they are elderly, they are children without even having the right to live, he stated on video in his first public appearance. after hip surgery.

Unexpectedly, Hamas' military wing launched an unprecedented offensive on October 7 against cities located mostly in areas occupied by Tel Aviv, in the West Bank.

In response to this attack, the Israeli Army launched Operation Iron Swords and launched several waves of air strikes on the enclave.

According to Palestinian health authorities, a little more than four thousand people have lost their lives in Gaza since the start of the war, especially women, children and the elderly, and more than 13 thousand have been injured.

More than 1,400 people died in Israel, most during the Hamas onslaught. (Text and photo: PL)

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