The Red Cross president recently traveled to Qatar in order to meet with Ismaïl Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas political bureau, and discuss humanitarian issues related to the armed conflict between Israel and Gaza. This trip is part of a broader effort by the Red Cross to hold direct discussions with all parties involved in the conflict in order to improve respect for international humanitarian law.
During their meeting, they discussed the ongoing conflict and its impact on civilians in both regions. The Red Cross is seeking permission from Israel to visit hostages held in Gaza and provide necessary medical care. They also spoke about the need for an agreement on the release of Israeli hostages, which is being mediated by Qatar.
The situation in Gaza has resulted in significant loss of life and hostages being taken, leading to retaliatory attacks from Israel. The Red Cross is actively working to address the humanitarian impact of this conflict and ensure that those affected are safe and well-cared for.