PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his concern over too many civilian losses in Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, Western media reported on Sunday.
According to reports Marcon made the remarks while interacting with Benjamin Netanyahu.
The death toll in Israeli strikes on Gaza since October 7 has reached 13,000, including more than 5,500 children and 3,500 women.
According to the government office in Gaza, the number of wounded has exceeded more than 30,000, with over 75% of them being women and children.
Macron, whose country is a firm ally of Israel, reminded Netanyahu of the necessity to distinguish between the fighters and the civilians and the importance of immediate humanitarian truce leading to a ceasefire.
Macron denounces violence against Palestinian civilians
Macron also denounced violence against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank in a conversation with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.
The French president told Netanyahu about his concern over the escalation in violence against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank stressing for calm.
According to the health ministry in Ramallah Israeli troops and settlers have killed more than 200 Palestinians in the West Bank since the war started.
Macron’s office on Sunday announced that France was preparing to send a helicopter carrier medical assistance in Gaza.