Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has said that the most serious way forward is a solution based on the perspective of 'two peoples and two states' and that everything must be done to prevent an escalation of the crisis between Israel and Palestine.
Italian Prime Minister Meloni attended the 'Cairo Peace Summit' organized with the participation of heads of state and government in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, where the developments in Gaza were discussed.
Meloni emphasized that they condemned the attacks of Hamas against Israel and expressed that they were also concerned about the hostages and wanted all hostages to be released as soon as possible.
Meloni stated that a state should not approach Israel with a feeling of revenge no matter how much it is provoked and that it is legitimate for a state to ensure the security of its citizens and borders.
"To avoid escalation of the crisis and to avoid losing control of this crisis, we must do the impossible because the consequences are unimaginable. The most serious way to do this is the political initiative towards a structural solution based on the 'two peoples-two states' perspective, which must be concrete and have a specific timeframe," Meloni emphasized.
Emphasizing that the immediate priority is to ensure humanitarian access, which is necessary to prevent further suffering of the civilian population.
"Mass migration could also lead to the destabilization of this region. This is not something we need," Meloni noted.
Meloni also referred to the initiatives taken to defuse the crisis and the aid to Gaza.
"I find the mediation work done by many actors present at this conference very important in this sense. I think the EU Commission's decision to triple its humanitarian aid to Gaza is also very important. Italy is also working on this issue," she added.
According to the Italian ANSA news agency, Meloni also met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during his contacts in Cairo.
Meloni is expected to go to Israel after completing his contacts in Cairo, where he is expected to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Isaac Herzog.
Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of October 7.
While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region.
The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes.
It was reported that 1405 Israelis, including 304 soldiers, were killed and 3 thousand 968 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza. The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that 3 thousand 478 people died and more than 12 thousand people were injured in Gaza during the Israeli attacks.
In the occupied West Bank, it was stated that 66 Palestinians were killed and approximately 1300 people were injured in the attacks of Israeli forces and Jewish settlers.
The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2 and a half million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.
Most recently, Israel attacked the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza, killing civilians.
Source: Anadolu Agency