Already the United States has a significant naval build-up in the Mediterranean and Mideast region, but over the weekend France has newly announced it is also sending a warship related to the Israel-Gaza conflict.
“France is preparing to send its Dixmude helicopter carrier to the eastern Mediterranean to offer medical assistance in Gaza,” the office of the French president announced.
The warship is set to deploy “at the start of the week and arrive in Egypt in the coming days,” according to President Emmanuel Macron’s office. The statement underscored a purely humanitarian aid mission.
“France will also contribute to the European effort with medical equipment on board European flights on November 23 and 30,” the statement continued.
It added, “France is mobilizing all its available means to contribute to the evacuation of wounded and sick children requiring emergency care from the Gaza Strip to its hospitals.”
In recent days Macron has been involved in talks with his Qatari and Egyptian counterparts. He spoke about the ongoing hostage crisis in Gaza with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani…
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