Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov discussed over the phone the updates and developments in the Palestinian’s and Israeli conflict, Turkish diplomatic sources said on Monday.
Fidan and Lavrov also discussed the Israel’s attacks on Gaza, the source added.
Ten days have passed since the conflict with Palestinian group Hamas, Israeli bombardment and blockade of the Gaza Strip which has still continued, with over 1 million people – almost half the total population of Gaza – having been displaced.
Gaza is facing a dire humanitarian crisis with no electricity, while water, food, fuel and medical supplies are running out.
In this light, and according to the Palestinian Ministry of Heath announcement, the number of Palestinians victims in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza has risen to 2,750, including 750 children, as civilians flee to the south following Israeli warning to evacuate northern areas.
On the other side, 1,300 have been killed according to Israeli announcement.
The fighting began when Hamas on Oct. 7 initiated Operation which they named “Al-Aqsa Flood”, a multi-pronged surprise attack including a barrage of rocket launches and infiltrations into Israel via land, sea, and air.
It said the incursion was in retaliation for the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and increased settler violence.
The Israeli military then launched Operation which they named “Swords of Iron” against Gaza Strip.