The United Arab Emirates is tirelessly and continuously working to support stability, protect civilians in Gaza, promote peace, and provide humanitarian and relief assistance. This reflects its commitment to humanitarian values and stability. Through these efforts, the UAE stands as a model of humanitarian solidarity and efforts to achieve peace and security.
In this context, Emirati political analyst Mohamed Khalfan Al Suwaidi emphasized the UAE’s distinguished efforts in international forums, including the United Nations Security Council, to achieve a sustainable solution to the conflict in Gaza. It is essential for the world to be fully aware that the UAE consistently aligns with its political positions, especially when it comes to the protection of civilians during wars and military conflicts, as seen in its stance on the war in Gaza, where the focus is primarily on safeguarding civilians.
Emirati support for Palestinians with 50 million dirhams
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, has directed urgent aid to Palestinians in the amount of 50 million dirhams through the global initiatives of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This aid comes in response to the difficult humanitarian conditions faced by Palestinians.
The UAE condemned the Israeli ground operations in Gaza, expressing deep concern over the Israeli military escalation and the worsening humanitarian crisis, which poses a threat to more civilian casualties.
The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed the “urgent need for an immediate ceasefire to prevent bloodshed, avoid targeting civilians and civilian institutions,” emphasizing the importance of full protection for civilians under international humanitarian law and international treaties that ensure their protection and human rights, and the necessity that they are not targeted in the conflict.
The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also underscored the importance of the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution, calling for a “humanitarian truce” and cessation of hostilities in Gaza, as a significant step to de-escalate the situation, achieve a ceasefire, protect civilians, and preserve their lives.
The UAE’s position on the Gaza war
The UAE affirmed its condemnation of the Israeli ground operations in Gaza, expressing concern over the Israeli military escalation and the worsening humanitarian crisis, which threatens further civilian casualties.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE, in a statement, emphasized the “urgent need for an immediate ceasefire to prevent bloodshed, avoid targeting civilians and civilian institutions.” It stressed the importance of full protection for civilians under international humanitarian law, international treaties, and human rights, and the necessity that they are not targeted in the conflict.
The Ministry also highlighted the urgency of ending military escalation, protecting civilians, securing humanitarian corridors, and ensuring the safe, urgent, sustainable delivery of aid to Gaza without obstacles.
This stance from Abu Dhabi coincides with the position of Kuwait, which was announced earlier on Saturday, expressing its strong concern over Israel’s “barbaric aggression” on Gaza and its continued violation of international resolutions and international humanitarian law.
According to the Foreign Ministry statement, “Any ground invasion by the occupation forces into the densely populated enclave will prove that the occupation is determined to continue its crimes against the Palestinian people.”
Meanwhile, the Israeli army continues to bombard Gaza since the start of the “Operation Storm Al-Aqsa” launched by Hamas on October 7th, and it has expanded its ground offensive while intensifying airstrikes on all fronts.
The bombardment has resulted in more than 7,700 casualties, including thousands of dead, wounded, and missing in Gaza. On the Israeli side, more than 1,400 people have been killed, including 308 soldiers, and more than 5,000 have been wounded, in addition to 222 prisoners held by Hamas.