As Israel and Hamas entered into one of the bloodiest battles of the middle east, countries like the USA condemned the militant group and showed solidarity to Israel. On the other hand, several nations including Egypt, Canada, Iran, Turkey, and Sudan expressed their support to Palestine and Gaza.
It is worth noting that Saudi Arabia, Iran and Qatar not only extended their support to Palestine, but also criticised Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
Egypt is also extending its support to Palestine and is also providing humanitarian assistance to Gaza. The nation also condemned any displacement of Palestinians from North Gaza.
As the Israel-Hamas war dragged on to the sixth day, many countries, including India, are making arrangements to repatriate their citizens from Israel. In a show of solidarity, US Secretary of State has arrived in Israel. Israeli jets meanwhile have been conducting large-scale strikes in Gaza, targeting Hamas units after the deadly weekend attacks. Israel has formed an emergency unity government, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sitting in a war cabinet.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdallah Bouhabib, as cited by a media report, has said his government has received assurances from Iran-backed Hezbollah that it will not join the fighting unless Israel “harasses” Lebanon. The Iranian-backed terror group claimed to have fired dozens of rockets and shells at three Israeli positions in the contested Mount Dov region in solidarity with the Hamas attack, leading to retaliation by Israel.
In a statement, Qatar said that Israel alone was responsible for the ongoing escalation of violence with the Palestinian people. It said Qatar calls on both sides to exercise utmost restraint and calls on the international community to prevent Israel from using these events as an excuse to launch a disproportionate war against Palestinian civilians in Gaza.