Palestinian President Meets ICRC President

Ramallah, August 06 (QNA) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met here today with the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer in the presence of Head of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Younis Al-Khatib.

Abbas stressed the necessity that the related international institutions to shoulder their responsibilities towards the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, saying the Gaza Strip is a humanitarian disaster zone.

He praised the efforts being made by the Head of the Red Crescent to alleviate suffering of the Palestinian citizens in the Gaza Strip.

For his part, Maurer affirmed commitment of the International Organization to provide urgent humanitarian support for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, in cooperation with the Palestinian Red Crescent and the Palestinian government.

He stressed the need to respect all international humanitarian law and to protect civilians.(QNA)

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