Doha Media & Communication Dept. - 08 October 2023
The State of Qatar is observing the region's expanding violence with grave concern, particularly the shelling between the Lebanese Hizballah and the Israeli army across the international border.
The State of Qatar renews its call for all parties to halt the escalation to attain calm and entirely stop the armed confrontations on all fronts to protect the region from the danger of descending into a wider cycle of violence.
In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the continual communications taking place by Qatari officials with the relevant parties, as part of regional and international efforts to de-escalate the situation. HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani is directly communicating with a number of his counterparts and senior officials in the Arab region and worldwide, discussing the developments of this crisis and calling for immediate and essential measures to stop the fighting.
The State of Qatar reiterated its condemnation of all forms of targeting civilians, along with its call to protect them from consequences of the conflict, and reaffirmed that the only guarantee to achieve a sustainable peace in the region is to attain a just and comprehensive solution for the Palestinian cause within the framework of the Arab initiative that ensures the establishment of an independent Palestinian State on the 1967 borders with Eastern Jerusalem as its capital.