President Emmanuel Macron of France announced that his country would be sending a naval vessel to assist Gaza's overwhelmed hospitals amidst Israel's ongoing bombardment and blockade. Macron revealed this decision during a joint press conference in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. France also plans to send a plane loaded with essential medical supplies to Egypt, which will then transport them to Gaza. Al-Sisi emphasized the urgent need to prevent a ground invasion of Gaza, citing the high number of civilian casualties already reported. Macron had previously expressed support for Israel's retaliatory actions against Hamas during his visit to Israel.
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