28 Nov 2023 - “During the four-day humanitarian pause which started on 24 November, we have seen the release of 51 Israeli and 18 foreign hostages, including women and children, who have been held in Gaza since their abduction by Hamas and others on October 7th. At the same time, 150 Palestinian prisoners and detainees, including women and children, have been released from Israeli prisons.
24 Nov 2023 - I welcome today's start to the implementation of the agreement reached on Wednesday (22 November) which saw the release of 13 Israeli hostages abducted by Hamas and others on 7 October, and the release of 39 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons. I also welcome the release of a number of foreign workers held in Gaza. I look forward to additional releases expected over the coming days.
22 Nov 2023 - “I welcome the announcements of a deal to secure the release of hostages abducted by Hamas and others during horrific attacks on 7 October.I also welcome the announcement of a 4-day humanitarian pause in Gaza. This pause must be used to its fullest extent to facilitate the release of hostages and alleviate the dire needs of Palestinians in Gaza.
06 Oct 2023 - “I condemn today’s attack by Israeli settlers against Palestinians and their property in the town of Huwwara in occupied West Bank. I'm outraged by the continued incitement, provocations, and lack of accountability for these violent crimes.