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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Several Western countries asked Israel to comply with international law in its fight against the Palestinian militant group, Hamas. This was conveyed when civilian deaths in Gaza continued to increase.

In a joint statement, United States (US) President Joe Biden, Prime Minister (PM) Canada Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Italian PM Giorgia Meloni and British PM Rishi Sunak said Israel must protect civilians. Even so, they admitted that they remained solid in their support for the Jewish country.

“The leaders reaffirmed their support for Israel and its right to defend itself from terrorism,” said the joint statement as quoted by the British Government Office, Tuesday (24/10/2023).

“(But) calls for compliance with international humanitarian law, including the protection of civilians,” he added.

It is known that Hamas has begun freeing hostages. The leaders of those countries welcomed the move while calling for the immediate release of all remaining hostages.

“Committed to close coordination to support their citizens in the region,” he said.

Western leaders also welcomed the announcement of the first humanitarian convoy to reach Palestinians in need in Gaza. Since Saturday via Rafah, aid has reportedly started entering Gaza.

“We are committed to continuing to coordinate with partners in the region to ensure sustainable and safe access to food, water, medical care and other assistance needed to meet humanitarian needs,” he said.

“The leaders committed to continuing close diplomatic coordination, including with key partners in the region, to prevent the spread of conflict, maintain stability in the Middle East, and work towards a political solution and durable peace,” the statement added.

Escalation in the Gaza area continues to increase after Israel bombarded the area sporadically. This was done by Tel Aviv to destroy the Hamas group, which attacked Israel on October 7 and claimed to have killed 1,400 citizens.

Even though it claims to target Hamas, Israel’s attacks have in fact caused great damage to civilians. The Palestinian Health Ministry on Sunday said the death toll in Gaza had reached more than 5,000 people while 14,254 people were injured.

On Monday, at least 400 people were reported dead across Gaza, following relentless Israeli air strikes in the past 24 hours. It was recorded that bombings occurred at 25 points in the Palestinian enclave.

Apart from massive attacks, Israel has also cut off access to logistics materials, water and utilities to the Gaza area. This condition has also threatened the lives of the residents of the area, with health facilities increasingly overwhelmed due to the large number of victims and limited supplies of medicines and electricity.

Israel itself has given an evacuation order for Gaza residents to go to the south of the enclave. More than one million residents have fled their homes in the northern region of Gaza.

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