Ursula Von der Leyen announced the opening of a corridor with aid for Palestinians

In her speech in Cyprus, von der Leyen highlighted that the population of the Gaza Strip is facing enormous problems

by Sead Dedovic
Ursula Von der Leyen announced the opening of a corridor with aid for Palestinians
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Given the concern for the Palestinian population and the fact that many in Gaza are on the brink of starvation, it was necessary to find a solution for humanitarian aid. The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, known for her candid and clear statements, emphasized that the maritime corridor to assist Gaza would start operating this weekend.

Her statements created optimism and joy among the Palestinian population, which has faced huge problems recently. The United States confirmed that it would establish a temporary port in Gaza. What particularly frustrates the inhabitants of Palestine, as well as others, is the fact that Israel has long denied preventing the passage of humanitarian aid, placing blame on others.

In her speech in Cyprus, von der Leyen highlighted that the population of the Gaza Strip is facing enormous problems, and the assumption are that the maritime corridor will be crucial for the salvation of this population.

Speaking in Cyprus, Mrs. von der Leyen said that Gaza is "facing a humanitarian catastrophe" and that the maritime corridor would enable the delivery of large quantities of additional aid. (Reported by France 24)

Several countries will cooperate with Palestine regarding incoming shipments.

American President Joe Biden emphasized in a media interview that Americans would be available to Palestinians when it comes to distributing humanitarian aid. Specifically, the US president pointed out that they would create a sea port through which aid would be distributed to the coast. This will require some time, although patience is running thin among Palestinians.

Joe Biden
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What is important is that the shipments will arrive via Cyprus. Ships carrying humanitarian aid will come to Palestine through Cyprus. Of course, the Israeli security inspection will check these ships to determine if there is anything irregular.

"The U.S. military will build a temporary port on Gaza's Mediterranean coast to receive humanitarian aid by sea." - Biden said.

The American president once again demonstrated a willingness to help Palestinians and wanted to confirm that he does not want to lean towards any side in this conflict. For him, the most important thing is for peace and security to reign in Palestine again, but this doesn't seem like a straightforward option at the moment.

Biden also emphasized that Israelis must be more willing to help Palestine and allow humanitarian aid to pass without problems. The US president is aware of the importance of this aspect and expects Israelis to be much more transparent than they have been in the past.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to IDF soldiers

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to IDF soldiers during one of the ceremony, saying they're in a just war with clear goals, like ending Hamas's rule and ensuring Israel's safety. 

Benjamin Netanyahu has been clear about the primary goal since the beginning of the conflict: to eliminate Hamas. The Israeli Prime Minister aims to demonstrate Israel's capability to destroy the terrorist organization that initiated an attack on them months ago. Netanyahu expresses frustration with the behavior of Hamas leaders and soldiers, highlighting their brutality.

He praised the soldiers for their achievements in tough conditions and emphasized the need for unity against international pressure.  Israeli Prime Minister calls on his soldiers to be dedicated and resilient in the fight against Hamas. Despite Israel not being very popular globally, Netanyahu believes that Israelis must demonstrate unity, even when things aren't going particularly well.

Netanyahu stated their commitment to operations in Gaza, including the last stronghold. He stressed the importance of defeating those committing crimes against humanity and protecting free-world values. Netanyahu affirmed the IDF's determination for total victory in the current conflict.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to destroy Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to eliminate Hamas, a group that attacked Israel a few months ago. He's frustrated with the brutal actions of Hamas leaders and soldiers. Netanyahu encourages Israeli soldiers to stay united, even when facing hard times. He emphasizes Israel's strength and readiness to fight against anyone trying to harm them. According to Netanyahu, Hamas is the root cause of the conflict, and he describes its members as monsters willing to do anything to achieve their goals

In the coming months, it could be crucial for both countries; Palestine and Israel. Both sides are ready to do whatever it takes to achieve victory. Peace, for now, doesn't seem like a realistic option, at least not in the next few months. The world wishes for an end to this conflict, but it's not yet in sight. Netanyahu believes that the IDF will ultimately achieve victory and completely eliminate Hamas, which he sees as the biggest evil.