Recently, the head of the Hamas political bureau, Ismaïl Haniyeh, met with the president of the Red Cross to discuss humanitarian issues related to the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza. This meeting took place as Qatar continues to mediate for the release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza, with hopes for an agreement on the horizon.
The visit is part of a broader effort by the Red Cross to hold direct discussions with all parties involved in the conflict in order to improve respect for international humanitarian law. The organization is also seeking permission to visit the hostages in Gaza to ensure their well-being and provide necessary medical care.
The ongoing conflict has resulted in significant loss of life and hostages being taken in the Gaza Strip, leading to retaliatory attacks from Israel. The Red Cross is actively working to address the humanitarian impact of this conflict and ensure the safety and well-being of those affected.