Amid the ongoing Israeli Occupation aggression on Gaza, China deployed six warships to the Middle East. This move comes in response to the rising tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories, according to several reports.
China’s 44th naval escort task force from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theatre has been conducting routine operations in the region and recently spent several days in Oman.
The Chinese naval task force, which includes the guided missile destroyer Zibo, the frigate Jingzhou, and the supply ship Qiandaohu, had visited Oman last week. Following their visit, these warships left Muscat for an unspecified location on Saturday after participating in a joint training exercise with the Omani navy.
This deployment of Chinese warships in the Middle East occurs as Israeli Occupation prepares for a potential ground invasion of Gaza with the help of the United States.
Chinese President Xi Jinping also commented on the situation, emphasizing the need for a ceasefire as a top priority to prevent the conflict from spiraling out of control and causing a severe humanitarian crisis.
President Xi stated that a two-state solution for establishing an independent Palestine is the fundamental way to resolve the latest tensions.
The recent deployment of Chinese warships underscores the growing international concern over the ongoing aggression on Gaza.
This also follows the United States’ dispatch of a powerful military presence to the Middle East earlier this week.