PUSHING FOR PEACE IN PALESTINE
Top level meetings concerning the escalating conflict in Gaza were held in Doha, highlighting the State of Qatar's efforts to bring about a speedy resolution to the deadly siege, a few days after a rare and lowkey political gathering organised at the Embassy of Palestine.
A handout picture released by the Palestinian President's office shows Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas chatting with HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani during a meeting in Doha, on July 20, to discuss a ceasefire for the war raging in Gaza. On the same day, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Qatari Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah addressed a joint press conference about Israeli military operations in Gaza in Doha. Ki-Moon also met with Abbas who insisted on calling an immediate session of the UN Security Council.