Xinhua | 2014-08-04
GAZA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Islamic
Hamas movement on Monday Hailed the China's proposal for a ceasefire in
Gaza, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in an emailed press statement
sent to Xinhua on Monday.
It said that Hamas highly appreciates China's position and other
international positions that support the Palestinian people' s rights.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged on Sunday in Cairo both Israel
and the Gaza-ruling Hamas to stop the ongoing fighting, calling on
Israel to lift its blockade of the restive enclave and release the
"China's position supports the rights of the Palestinians to live in
dignity without siege and closures. Hamas wants this position to be
developed until Israel meets the just humanitarian demands of the
Palestinians," said Abu Zuhri.
Wang, who started his two-day visit on Saturday, raised a five- point
proposal on ceasefire in Gaza, saying China is a firm supporter and
sincere mediator for the peace between the Palestinians and Israel.
He stressed on China's support for the initiative of truce proposed
by Egypt and other countries, urging both the Israeli and the
Palestinian sides to stop pursuing their unilateral demands by using
Both sides should seek programs with mutual safety through
responsible negotiations and establish a necessary security mechanism,
he said, adding that during this course, Israel should lift its
seven-year-long blockade on the Gaza Strip and release the Palestinians.
On the other hand, Israel's reasonable concerns over its security
issues should also be noticed, Wang said.