President William Ruto yesterday, Thursday, 1st February 2024, reached out to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the escalating crisis in Gaza.
President Ruto expressed deep concern over the increasing loss of life in the besieged enclave, labeling the situation as “unacceptable.”
In a statement following the phone call, President Ruto emphasized the urgent need for peace between Palestine and Israel to prevent further casualties. He reiterated Kenya’s support for a two-state solution, advocating for peaceful coexistence.
“I have expressed Kenya’s concerns over the deteriorating situation in Gaza where the loss of lives has reached unacceptable levels,” President Ruto stated during the call.
The conflict in Gaza began with retaliatory attacks by Israel in response to an assault by Hamas, resulting in a significant number of casualties, particularly among women and children.
The situation has prompted South Africa to take legal action against Israel, accusing them of genocide. The International Court of Justice has ruled that Israel must cease any actions constituting genocide.