French president becomes first G7 leader to call for a ceasefire in Gaza

  • French President Emmanuel Macron is the first G7 leader to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.
  • Macron stated during a humanitarian conference in Paris that a humanitarian pause followed by a ceasefire is the only solution to protect citizens in the conflict.
  • When asked about Israel's bombing of Gaza, Macron did not judge it as breaking international law but emphasized the need for a ceasefire.
  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded, urging countries to condemn Hamas, not Israel, stating crimes committed by Hamas would extend globally.
  • In London, a large Pro-Palestinian rally is taking place, marching towards the US Embassy, with concerns about potential clashes with right-wing groups and soccer hooligans.

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