Japan’s foreign minister announced Thursday that she will meet with her Palestinian counterparts during her visit to Israel and Jordan and convey Japan’s willingness to continue providing aid to the Palestinians.
Minister Yoko Kamikawa will also meet Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen during his two-day visit starting on Friday, amid the escalating crisis in Gaza following Israel’s twin attacks on the Jabaliya refugee camp and foreigners. Japanese citizens, including civilians, began to depart.
“I look forward to Japan’s continued efforts to provide assistance on how to respond to the dire humanitarian situation in the Gaza region,” Kamikawa said of her meeting with her Palestinian counterparts, without specifying whom she would meet. Readiness will be discussed directly.”
Speaking to reporters before his departure, he acknowledged the Israeli attack on the Jabaliya refugee camp and said that several civilians were killed in the attack. reuters informed of.
“I understand that the Israeli military has said that the attack targeted Hamas activists and associated infrastructure,” she said. He did not comment further.
Kamikawa said all 10 Japanese citizens who wished to leave Gaza and their eight Palestinian family members had been evacuated to Egypt, adding that the evacuees were in good health.
He said Japan would remain in touch with a Japanese citizen living in Gaza who wishes to remain there and has not evacuated.