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Qatar's Emir Calls For International Restraint Amid Escalation in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In a recent address to the Gulf Arab state's advisory Shura council, Qatar's ruling Emir, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, voiced his concern over the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and called on the international community to exercise restraint and prevent what he describes as "unrestricted authorization to kill" Palestinians.

The Emir's remarks came during his annual speech, marking the first public comments since Qatar initiated its most recent efforts to mediate between Israel and Hamas. The conflict in the region has witnessed a dangerous escalation, and the Emir urged the international community to take decisive action to address the crisis.

"We say enough. Israel shouldn't be granted an unconditional green light and unrestricted authorization to kill", Sheikh Tamin emphasized highlighting the urgent need for a balanced and restrained approach to the ongoing conflict.

The Palestinian health ministry has reported a devastating death toll in Gaza, with over 5,000 casualties in just two weeks of Israeli airstrikes, a response to Hamas' surprise attack on southern Israel on October 7. This attack resulted in a significant loss and the capture of more than 200 hostages.

Qatar, a wealthy gas-producing nation, has taken on a mediating role engaging in dialogue with both Israel and Hamas. This diplomatic initiative has already borne fruit, leading to the successful release of hostages held by Hamas, including two Israel women, as announced on Monday.

Emphasizing the critical need for international intervention, Sheikh Tamim called for a "serious regional and international stance" to address the dangerous escalation unfolding in the region, warning that it not only threatens the security of the Middle East but also global stability.

The Emir's remarks underscore Qatar's commitment to promoting peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also highlighted the importance of a fair and equitable approach that values the lives of Palestinian children and recognizes their humanity in this ongoing crisis. The conflict has caused significant suffering on both sides, and the call for international restraint and a proactive stance serves as a plea for a more stable and peaceful future for the region.



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