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Macron demands justice after Palestinian deaths in Gaza

French President Emmanuel Macron said this Friday (1st) that he is outraged by the death of more than 100 Palestinians seeking humanitarian aid in Gaza and demanded “truth and justice” regarding the role of Israeli soldiers in the attack.

Gaza health authorities said Israeli forces shot dead more than 100 Palestinians on Thursday as they awaited an aid delivery. Israel blamed the deaths on crowds that surrounded aid trucks, saying the victims were trampled or run over.

“Deep outrage at the images coming from Gaza, where civilians were targeted by Israeli soldiers. I express my strongest condemnation of these shootings and call for truth, justice and respect for international law,” Macron said in a post on X.

He said it was imperative that an immediate ceasefire in the war be put into effect.

Speaking on France Inter radio this Friday (1st), Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne said that Paris will support the United Nations' request for an independent investigation.

“The humanitarian situation has been catastrophic for several weeks and what has happened is indefensible and unjustifiable. Israel needs to be able to hear him and it needs to stop,” Sejourne told France Inter.

“We have gone a step further, people are fighting for food and there are riots. I heard the request from the United Nations Secretary-General to open an independent investigation and I think France will support that,” said Sejourne.

Source: CNN Brasil

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