Qatari Newspapers Editorials

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Doha, The state of Qatar's relentless regional and international diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the aggression on the Gaza Strip dominated Monday's newspaper editorials.

The Qatari dailies highlight Qatar's commitment to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza and secure the permanent opening of the Rafah border crossing to ensure the uninterrupted flow of relief and humanitarian aid to the besieged Palestinians.

The papers reported that HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met at his Amiri Diwan office on Sunday morning with HE Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic Catherine Colonna, and received a phone call from HE Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau to discuss the latest developments on the situation in the Palestinian territories.

Furthermore, HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani met with HE Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic Catherine Colonna, where they discussed the latest developments in the Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories and expressed Qatar's deep concern over the catastrophic deterioration of humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip, along with its condemnation of the bombing of civilians and civilian installations, the papers noted.

Al-Sharq newspaper underlined Qatar's continued diplomatic efforts regionally and internationally. Qatar's efforts remain steadfast as the Gaza aggression enters its second month. The humanitarian crisis has reached unprecedented levels, with Israeli occupation forces committing acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people as well as bombing of schools, hospitals, refugee camps, and other civilian facilities, disregarding international laws.

The newspaper pointed out that HH the Amir's meeting on Sunday with HE Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic Catherine Colonna and the phone call His Highness received from HE Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani's meeting with HE Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic focused on the necessity of concerted regional and international diplomatic efforts to reach an immediate ceasefire and to permanently open the Rafah crossing to ensure the flow of relief convoys and humanitarian aid to the Palestinian brothers besieged in the Gaza Strip.

Al-Sharq added that during the meeting, His Excellency expressed the State of Qatar's deep concern over the catastrophic deterioration of humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip as well as its condemnation of the bombing of civilians and civilian installations, and the double standards regarding the international community's response to the crimes of the occupation in Gaza.

Al-Sharq concluded its editorial by saying Qatar will not be deterred by the complexities of the situation resulting from the practices of the Israeli military. Driven by its steadfast policies and humanitarian values, Qatar will persist in its mediation efforts and work tirelessly to secure the release of all civilian hostages, immediate ceasefires, and the uninterrupted entry of relief convoys and humanitarian aid to the Palestinian brothers trapped in Gaza.

For its part, Al-Watan newspaper highlighted that the State of Qatar is playing a pivotal role in efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza, permanently opening the Rafah crossing to ensure the uninterrupted flow of relief convoys and humanitarian aid to the Palestinian brothers besieged in the Gaza Strip and facilitating the release of prisoners.

The paper pointed out that, within this context, HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met on Sunday morning with HE Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic Catherine Colonna and her accompanying delegation. The meeting discussed the situation in the Palestinian territories, the most prominent regional and international developments, and the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways of enhancing them.

Additionally, HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani met with HE Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic Catherine Colonna, where they discussed the latest developments in the Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories. During the meeting, His Excellency underlined the need for concerted regional and international diplomatic efforts to reach an immediate ceasefire and to permanently open the Rafah crossing to ensure the flow of relief and humanitarian aid convoys to the Palestinian brothers besieged in the Gaza Strip, expressing the State of Qatar's deep concern over the catastrophic deterioration of humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip as well as its condemnation of the bombing of civilians and civilian installations. HE also affirmed the continued efforts of the State of Qatar to mediate the release of the prisoners, the paper said.

Al-Watan concluded by reiterating Qatar's firm stance, which insists on the immediate ceasefire and the promotion of peaceful negotiations that allow the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. Without such progress, the region is at risk of facing more grave dangers. (MORE)

Source: Qatar News Agency