China Urges Ceasefire, Warns of “Apocalyptic” Conditions in Gaza

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Beijing Calls for Major Powers to Step Up and Prevent Larger Crisis.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed strong urgency for a ceasefire between Palestine and Israel, highlighting the devastating humanitarian consequences of the ongoing conflict.

In a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Wang emphasized the critical role of major countries in de-escalating the situation and upholding international principles of equity, justice, and impartiality.

“At the crossroads of war and peace,” Wang stated, “major countries, in particular, should display calmness and rationality and make an all-out effort to de-escalate the situation and prevent a larger humanitarian crisis.”

Wang’s remarks come in the wake of the UN’s top aid official’s dire assessment of the situation in Gaza.

The official described the Israeli military campaign as “apocalyptic,” rendering meaningful humanitarian operations impossible due to the severity of devastation.

Underscoring the importance of a lasting solution, Wang stressed that “any solution to the current crisis in Gaza must not deviate from the two-state solution, and any arrangement concerning the future of Palestine must reflect the will of the Palestinian people.”

Wang’s call for international action echoes a growing chorus of voices demanding a swift end to the bloodshed and a commitment to finding a peaceful resolution to the long-standing conflict.

The international community now faces a critical juncture in preventing further escalation and ensuring the safety and well-being of all civilians caught in the crossfire.

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