* Amir holds phone call with Palestinian president
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held a telephone conversation with President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas Saturday evening.
During the call, they discussed the latest developments in the situation in Palestine. The Palestinian president briefed His Highness the Amir on the developments related to the pacification and the efforts to rebuild the Gaza Strip, expressing his sincere thanks and appreciation to the Amir for the role of Qatar and its efforts in support of the Palestinian people to obtain their legitimate national rights.
His Highness the Amir affirmed the importance of the unity of the Palestinian ranks, reiterating the Qatar's continuous support to the brotherly Palestinian people and their just cause, and continuing its efforts with Arab and Islamic parties and related countries to stop the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
A QNA report from Washington said US President Joe Biden has underlined that a two-state solution was the only answer to resolving the conflict between the Israel and Palestine, and pledged to build a major package with other countries to help rebuild Gaza Strip.
Speaking at a White House news conference, Biden said that aid to the region would be coordinated with the Palestinian Authority, adding, "I'm praying this ceasefire will hold."
He said it was imperative to ensure security for Palestinians in the West Bank and help the people of Gaza.
Israel and the Hamas movement reached a ceasefire agreement after an 11-day brutal Israeli aggression against Gaza Strip resulted in the martyrdom of 248 Palestinians and the injury of 1900 others. The truce was agreed following a mediation carried out by Egypt, Qatar and Jordan.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council has called for "the full adherence to the ceasefire" between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
In the first statement on the issue, Security Council members "welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire beginning May 21 and recognised the important role Egypt, other regional countries" played in it, and stressed "the immediate need for humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian civilian population, particularly in Gaza."