One month after the start of clashes between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic organization that effectively controls the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Shtayeh told NHK that "the 'temporary cessation of hostilities' called by the United States is insufficient" and called for an immediate ceasefire.

The only person interviewed by NHK was Prime Minister Steyyeh, the number two of the Palestinian Transitional Authority.

Palestine remains divided between the Palestinian Transitional Authority, which controls the West Bank, and Hamas, which effectively controls the Gaza Strip.

Commenting on the Israeli military's attack on the Gaza Strip, Steyye said: "The situation is extremely catastrophic, there is systematic genocide taking place. The injured could not go to the hospital, and there were no medicines in the hospital. This situation must end immediately," he said, arguing that attacks on civilians by Israeli forces violate international humanitarian law.

Regarding the ongoing talks for a temporary cessation of hostilities for humanitarian purposes over the attack on the Gaza Strip, he said, "The United States is calling for a 'temporary cessation of hostilities,' but that is not enough," and appealed for a ceasefire as soon as possible.

On top of that, regarding the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, he said, "It takes 2 trucks a day to deliver enough food, shelter, and drinking water to the people of the Gaza Strip," and argued that humanitarian aid delivered to the Gaza Strip from the Rafah crossing on the border with Egypt should be greatly increased.