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Diplomatic Push is on to Prevent Another Israel-Hamas War in Gaza

by Touchpoint Israel

There is a diplomatic push to find a resolution to prevent another Gaza escalation, or even war, by removing some of the points of conflict between Israel and Hamas.

As a sign that tensions are easing, Israel on Monday expanded the Gaza fishing zone from nine to 12 nautical miles, close to its prewar status of 15. This was combined with a series of diplomatic moves.

There is a diplomatic push to find a resolution to prevent another Gaza escalation, or even war, by removing some of the points of conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Egypt is brokering indirect talks between Israel and Hamas in an attempt to reach a permanent ceasefire, or at the very least ensure a prolonged situation of calm. The United Nations is also involved in the process with support from the United States and the EU.

Last Thursday [Lynn] Hastings visited Gaza. Upon her return to Jerusalem on Friday, she called on Israel to fully open the crossings.

“Without a return to the regular and predictable entry of goods into Gaza, the capacity of the UN and our partners to deliver critical interventions is at risk, as are the livelihoods of and basic services for the people in Gaza,” Hastings said.

“Lord, we pray that You would bless the efforts between the Israeli government and the Palestinians to reach a peaceful agreement. We pray that those in need within Gaza will receive the aid they need and that You would bring them to know You.”

 

Originally posted at vfinews.com

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