China's envoy urges Israel-Palestine ceasefire
                 English.news.cn | 2014-07-25 12:13:17 | Editor: Yang Yi

DOHA, July 24 (Xinhua) -- China's special envoy on Middle East Affairs on Thursday called for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine when meeting with Hamas movement chief Khaled Meshaal.

China has been deeply concerned and saddened over the Palestine-Israel conflict which has caused a large number of casualties and heavy property losses, as well as the worsening humanitarian situation there, Wu Sike said.

The Chinese envoy called on all parties concerned to actively respond to the ceasefire proposal and mediation efforts of the international community, saying the most pressing task now is to cease fire and stop violence.

Wu stressed that China is committed to safeguarding peace and stability in the Middle East, as well as actively promoting peace talks.

China is ready to do anything that could help facilitate a ceasefire, and is willing to contact anyone who might help broker a truce, said Wu, adding that China will continue to provide help, within its own capability, to the Palestinian people.

Israel's air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip has killed 797 Palestinians and injuring more than 5,000 others since the eruption of violence on July 8.

Meshaal said that Hamas appreciated China's stance of firmly supporting the just cause of the Palestinian people, expressing gratitude for the great efforts China has made in promoting a ceasefire between Palestine and Israel and mitigating the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

He added that Hamas hopes a ceasefire could be achieved as soon as possible under the precondition of lifting the blockade of Gaza and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of the Palestinians.

As part of an international mediation effort, Wu is on a regional tour that includes Palestine, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Qatar.

分享
China urges Israel and Palestine to solve issue through dialogue
News Analysis: Fighting rages in Gaza as Kerry arrives in Israel
Palestinian leadership praises "resistance" against Israel
UN chief urges talks in Israel as Tel Aviv to root out Hamas tunnels before ends offensive
News Analysis: U.S. begins push for Gaza ceasefire, but Israel unlikely to stop until military objectives met
Typhoon Matmo brings rainstorm to Jiujiang, trapping some people
Typhoon Matmo brings rainstorm to Jiujiang, trapping some people
Chinese political advisors discuss social governance
Chinese political advisors discuss social governance
Leaders urge bigger role for supply and marketing cooperatives
Leaders urge bigger role for supply and marketing cooperatives
Family members of victims in Taiwan plane crash hold memorial service
Family members of victims in Taiwan plane crash hold memorial service
20 school children killed in bus-train collision in S. India
20 school children killed in bus-train collision in S. India
Clashes between Libya army, Islamists kill 47
Clashes between Libya army, Islamists kill 47
Reuven Rivlin sworn in as tenth Israeli President
Reuven Rivlin sworn in as tenth Israeli President
Hollande pledges full efforts to locate Air Algerie flight
Hollande pledges full efforts to locate Air Algerie flight
Back to Top Close
010020070750000000000000011100001335102811