In the wake of a devastating explosion at the Al-Ahli al-Arabi Hospital in Gaza City, which resulted in the tragic loss of over 500 civilian lives, Poland’s Foreign Ministry has issued a resounding call for both Hamas and Israel to swiftly de-escalate the ongoing military conflict.
This explosion occurred on Tuesday evening, adding another layer of sorrow to the already grim situation resulting from the Israel-Hamas war. Both sides have vehemently pointed fingers at each other in the aftermath of the hospital attack.
In an official statement released via the X platform on Wednesday morning, Poland’s Foreign Ministry expressed its outrage over the unacceptable toll that innocent civilians have paid during the continuing Israel-Hamas conflict. The ministry conveyed, “The shocking news of the atrocity at the Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza adds to this horror.”
In strong and unequivocal terms, the statement emphasized the necessity of safeguarding civilians in accordance with international and humanitarian law, while simultaneously urging all parties involved to take immediate action to de-escalate the ongoing conflict.
Furthermore, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski, in a separate statement issued on Wednesday, condemned the bombing of the Gaza hospital and called for those responsible for the blast to be held accountable. He asserted, “There is no justification whatsoever for the bombing of the Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza and for the death of hundreds of innocent civilians.”
Jablonski left no room for ambiguity, insisting that “Those responsible for this crime must be brought to justice.” Poland’s firm stance underscores the urgent need to halt the violence and protect innocent lives amidst the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.