Talks on opening a humanitarian aid corridor into north Gaza could yield results soon, Greece’s foreign minister George Gerapetritis said in an interview with Reuters news agency, a day after meeting his Israeli and Palestinian counterparts.
Greece has repeatedly condemned the October 7 attack by Hamas militants against Israel and believes its historical ties with the Arab world give it credibility as an honest broker.
“I am in constant communication with both parties and I am relatively optimistic that we could have some positive results soon,” said the minister, who met Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki in Ramallah and Israeli counterpart Eli Cohen in Jerusalem on Thursday, according to Reuters.
“We cannot put up with the situation in Gaza,” he said. “It’s the humanitarian moral values that we have to embrace, all of us, and we have to do it immediately.”
After the war, he said, governance of Gaza must be “highly legitimized” and opposed to terrorism.