Italy, Egypt, express support for all initiatives to de-escalate Hamas-Israel violence

London: Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said Italy and Egypt support all initiatives to de-escalate the conflict between Hamas and Israel on Sunday.

Posting on X, Tajani said he spoke with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry and their countries are “ready to promote humanitarian corridors for the release of prisoners held in Gaza,” especially the most fragile including women, children, and the elderly.

Tajani, who is also Italy’s deputy prime minister, said the two sides need to “avoid a new war.” He urged Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt to help bring about an end to hostilities.