BEIJING: Chinese language envoy Zhai Jun will go to the Center East subsequent week to push for a ceasefire within the Israel-Hamas battle and promote peace talks, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Sunday (Oct 15).
Zhai “will go to the Center East subsequent week to coordinate with numerous events for a ceasefire, to guard civilians, ease the state of affairs, and promote peace talks,” CCTV stated in a video posted to its official social media account on Sunday.
The CCTV report got here as Israel appeared poised for a ground offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza.
A couple of million folks within the northern a part of the crowded enclave have been ordered to flee forward of the anticipated assault, an exodus that support teams stated would set off a humanitarian catastrophe.
The cramped and impoverished territory, the place 2.3 million residents dwell on prime of one another, has been below a land, air and sea blockade since 2006.
The most recent lethal Israeli salvos have been sparked by a Hamas raid which noticed fighters break by means of the closely fortified border between the Gaza Strip and Israel and gun down, stab and burn to loss of life greater than 1,300 folks.
In Gaza, well being officers stated Israel’s response had killed greater than 2,200 folks. As on the Israeli facet, most of them have been civilians.
Zhai stated in an interview with CCTV that “the prospect of additional broadening and outward spillover (of the battle) is deeply worrying”, in line with the broadcaster.