The European Green Party welcomes the ceasefire and hostage-release deal agreed overnight between the Israeli government and Hamas.
Mélanie Vogel and Thomas Waitz, co-chairs of the European Green Party, comment: “We welcome the announcement of an agreement to release hostages and to respect a 4 days truce in Gaza. In order to relieve the immense suffering caused by the current conflict, and to break the cycle of violence, this must be the first step towards the unconditional release of all the hostages, a permanent ceasefire, the uninterrupted flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza and the relaunch of a peace process towards a two-state solution".
The European Green Party demands that the European Union and the international community redouble their efforts to play a diplomatic role to ensure that all international laws are respected.
The European Greens stand for a lasting end to violence in Israel and Palestine.