PM Marape condemns attack on Israel

“In a world where the modern family of nations are coming together under the United Nations charter and rules on human rights, any issues we may have with each other must be resolved through peaceful means.

“Papua New Guinea has shown this since 2001 when we came together to sit at the table in the Bougainville Peace Process. We settled on a Peace Agreement and we are now working through this process to resolve our issues peacefully.

Israel and Hamas at War After Surprise Attack

The attack was done after dozens of Hamas militants broke out of the blockaded Gaza Strip and into nearby Israeli towns, killing hundreds and abducting others in an unprecedented operation.

Hamas said it had taken dozens of military and civilian hostages back to Gaza.

The surprise early morning attack — which was backed by a barrage of rockets fired from within Gaza — killed at least 250 people and wounded more than 1,500, according to Israel's national rescue service, during a major Jewish holiday on Saturday local time.

Hamas leader issues direct plea to Trump to seize 'historic opportunity'

In an interview in Doha, Khaled Meshaal told CNN's Nic Robertson the Trump administration has a "greater threshold for boldness" than its predecessors.

"This is a historic opportunity to pressure Israel.. to find an equitable solution for the Palestinian people," he said. "And it will be to the credit of the civilized world and the American administration to stop the darkness that we have been suffering from for many years."