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Chinese envoy calls on Israel to ensure sufficient, unimpeded humanitarian deliveries into Gaza

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Chinese envoy calls on Israel to ensure sufficient, unimpeded humanitarian deliveries into Gaza

2024-05-30 10:26 Last Updated At:12:17

China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Fu Cong on Wednesday urged Israel to fulfill its obligations to ensure sufficient and unimpeded humanitarian deliveries into the Gaza Strip.

At a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Fu said China strongly condemned Israel's recent airstrikes on the refugee camps in Gaza, which resulted in the deaths of numerous innocent civilians.

He said that China firmly opposes politicizing humanitarian issues, using hunger as a weapon and using humanitarian assistance as a bargaining chip.

"Israel, as the occupying side, should earnestly fulfill its obligations, immediately open all land border crossings, ensure adequate and rapid access for humanitarian supplies into Gaza and protect the safety of humanitarian agencies and personnel for the safe and orderly distribution of supplies," said Fu.

On Tuesday, a draft resolution on the situation in Gaza was submitted by Algeria, which demands a halt of Israeli military operations in Rafah, a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the release of detainees.

However, Alternate Representative of the United States for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations Robert A. Wood maintained that the very draft resolution would not be helpful for the situation in Gaza.

"Any kind of additional product on the situation right now probably is not going to be helpful. It's not going to change the situation on the ground," said Wood.

So far, the United Nations Security Council has been continuing to discuss the content of the draft resolution, with no time being set for the vote.

Chinese envoy calls on Israel to ensure sufficient, unimpeded humanitarian deliveries into Gaza

Chinese envoy calls on Israel to ensure sufficient, unimpeded humanitarian deliveries into Gaza

Chinese envoy calls on Israel to ensure sufficient, unimpeded humanitarian deliveries into Gaza

Chinese envoy calls on Israel to ensure sufficient, unimpeded humanitarian deliveries into Gaza

A Chinese defense spokesperson Friday said China will take all necessary countermeasures against the Philippines' dangerous and escalating acts.

Zhang Xiaogang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks when responding to a media question about the recent moves by the Philippine side in areas of Ren'ai Jiao (Reef) and Xianbin Jiao.

"Nansha Qundao (Nansha Islands), including Ren'ai Jiao and Xianbin Jiao, is inherent territory of China, and it is legitimate and reasonable for the Chinese side to carry out law enforcement activities in waters under its jurisdiction. China has repeatedly made clear its principled position on this. In fact, the Philippine side broke its promises on the Ren'ai Jiao issue, played with fire and made provocations to escalate tension. Such behavior is like a thief crying 'stop thief'. It has even cooked up and spread disinformation about Xianbin Jiao in an attempt to cover up its infringements and provocations. Such behavior fully shows that the Philippine side is undoubtedly the one that undermines peace and creates instability. The Chinese side has remained highly vigilant and will continue to take all necessary countermeasures against the dangerous and escalating acts of the Philippine side," said the spokesperson.

China vows to take resolute countermeasures against Philippines' dangerous acts: spokesman

China vows to take resolute countermeasures against Philippines' dangerous acts: spokesman

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