Foreign policy official B. said:European Union Josep Borrell said that everyone thought that normalization between Israel and Arab countries would bring peace, but that did not happen, while commenting on the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip.
He said that the tragedy that “we are witnessing in the Middle East is the result of a collective political and moral failure.”
He warned that extremist forces are in Israel It wants to end the Palestinian presence in the West Bank.
He also stressed that the Europeans are facing a test of their credibility, and that they must “provide more than humanitarian support” to…Palestine.
The war waged by Israel on the Gaza Strip entered its second month amid an unprecedented bombing last night, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries and led to widespread destruction. This coincided with the occupation forces cutting off communications and Internet services from the Strip.
Earlier, Borrell said he was “appalled” by the large number of victims of the Israeli bombing of the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza, and called on the warring parties to respect international rules of war.
He added in a statement on the X website, “Based on the clear position of the European Union Council that Israel has the right to defend itself in line with international humanitarian law and to ensure the protection of all civilians, I am horrified by the large number of casualties following the Israeli bombing of the Jabalia refugee camp.”
“The laws of war and humanitarian laws must always apply, including when it comes to humanitarian assistance,” Borrell said.
Today, Monday, the heads of 18 UN organizations and agencies, in a rare joint statement regarding the situation in the Gaza Strip, called for an “immediate ceasefire for humanitarian reasons,” expressing their anger at the number of civilian casualties in the Strip, which amounted to about 10,000 martyrs, about half of whom were children.
The Ministry of Health in Gaza counted 9,770 martyrs since the beginning of the Israeli aggression, and confirmed that 70% of the victims of the aggression were women and children.