escalation shouldn’t be ‘exaggerated’ – Polish president

29 escalation shouldn’t be ‘exaggerated’ – Polish president

The brand new flare-up within the Center East is unlikely to spark a brand new world conflict, Andrzej Duda believes

The size and potential implications of the brand new escalation between Israel and Gaza-based Palestinian militant group Hamas shouldn’t be “exaggerated,” Polish President Andrzej Duda believes.

The president made the remarks on Sunday as he spoke with broadcaster Polsat. Requested whether or not the continuing escalation within the Center East may result in a brand new world conflict, Duda mentioned it was an unlikely situation.

“I might not exaggerate. This isn’t the primary conflict there within the Center East. Allow us to do not forget that such conditions have already occurred in latest a long time. There have been wars fought there that didn’t result in any world conflict. So, I wouldn’t go that far,” Duda said.

On the identical time, the president admitted that the dimensions of the escalation has already surpassed the newest flare-ups, stating that it was “certainly a scenario that has not been seen there for a very long time and may be very harmful.” 

The Polish president additionally claimed the battle between Israel and Hamas truly performs into the palms of Russia because it diverts consideration from the Ukrainian battle. “This actually helps Russia and Russian aggression towards Ukraine; it distracts the world’s consideration,” Duda asserted. 

Nonetheless, when requested whether or not he’d shared his take along with his Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog throughout a cellphone name earlier within the day, Duda mentioned it was not the case and alleged potential involvement of any third events within the hostilities was not mentioned.

“No. We didn’t discuss that. It wasn’t a protracted dialog. To start with, I expressed our condolences and sympathies to the Israeli folks and in addition to the president himself,” Duda said.

The escalation between Israel and Hamas started early on Saturday, when the militant group launched a shock assault on southern Israel from Gaza. The militants overran a number of army installations alongside the border, breaking via into Israeli territory. A number of Israeli troopers and civilians have been killed or kidnapped throughout the assault, with greater than 600 already confirmed lifeless, based on figures by ZAKA, a volunteer group that handles human stays after terrorist assaults in Israel.

Israel responded with airstrikes on Gaza, redeploying troops in direction of the southern border. It additionally introduced a call-up of army reservists and formally entered a state of conflict on Sunday.

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