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Israel and Hamas at war, FG calls for truce.

In the midst of fighting, FG calls for a truce and dialogue between Israel and Hamas.

The Federal Government claimed that the present escalation’s use of violence and retaliation will only cause the civilian population to suffer incessantly.

The government of Nigeria has urged Israel and Hamas to halt hostilities and engage in negotiations to end the ongoing fighting between the two groups.

In the early hours of Saturday, October 7, 2023, the Palestinian militant organization Hamas unleashed an unexpected land, air, and sea assault against Israel.

Hamas militants penetrated Israeli land during the raid, known as “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood,” killing dozens of Israeli security personnel and civilians while capturing hostages.

As of 06:30 a.m. local time (03:30GMT), the militant group claimed to have launched 5,000 rockets.


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Israel and Hamas officially at war

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the provoking behavior by claiming that his nation is “at war.” Since then, the Middle Eastern country has attacked the Gaza Strip in retaliation via land, air, and sea, killing hundreds of Palestinians.

The Federal Government has however urged the two combatants to deescalate and accept a peaceful conclusion.

This is stated in a statement released on Saturday and signed by Yusuf Tuggar, Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs.

Tuggar warned that the current escalation would start an endless cycle of misery for both sides’ civilian populations and urged both sides to use moderation and put the safety of civilians first.

The statement read, “The Federal Government of Nigeria is deeply concerned about the outbreak of hostilities between Israel and Hamas in the early hours of Saturday, October 7 2023, and calls for de-escalation and ceasefire.

“The cycle of violence and retaliation that the current escalation has assumed only serves to perpetuate an unending cycle of pain and suffering for the civilian population, that bears the brunt of every conflict.

“The Federal Government of Nigeria, therefore, calls on both sides to exercise restraint, prioritise the safety of civilians and give room for humanitarian considerations.

“We are therefore calling for a peaceful resolution of the conflict through dialogue.”

The unheard-of assault on Israel happened after the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and coincided with a significant Jewish festival.According to reports, Hamas’ attacks have killed the most Israelis in at least 75 years.

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