Exclusive: Palestinian prime minister says, 'The war should stop now'

The prime minister of the Palestinian Authority says international leaders must immediately call upon Israel to stop what he says is genocide against his people.

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh made the remarks in an exclusive interview with NHK on Monday.

Shtayyeh described Israel's attack as a violation of international law. He said, "The Americans are calling for a humanitarian ceasefire, and we think that's not enough," and emphasized, "The war should stop now."

Shtayyeh said the current situation in Gaza is "extremely catastrophic," with what he describes as "a systematic killing" taking place.

He also said, "Injured people have no access to hospitals, and hospitals have no medicine."
The prime minister added Gaza needs 500 trucks every day to feed people and to provide shelter and drinking water.

He said the delivery of humanitarian aid from the Rafah crossing with Egypt to the Gaza Strip must be increased significantly.

One month has passed since clashes began between Hamas and Israel.

The Palestinian region remains divided between the Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank, and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.