He pointed out that Israel’s operations in southern Gaza are “excessive” and put at risk the humanitarian situation of millions of Palestinians.
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Joseph Borrellpointed out this Monday that Israel’s operations in southern Gaza are “too much” and put at risk the humanitarian situation of millions of Palestinians, aiming for the United States to impose a arms embargo on Israel to lower the death toll in the Strip after pointing out that we need to “do more than express concern.”
In statements from Brussels, where he participated in a meeting of Ministers of Cooperation that will present the intervention of the commissioner general of the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarinithe head of European diplomacy focused on the situation in Rafah, the scene of the latest Israeli military operations that put supplies in the Strip under scrutiny and threaten to worsen the serious humanitarian situation.
“My question is: apart from words, what do we think we should do? In the EU we think that the number of deaths is too high, is there any possibility to reduce it? The EU will not send weapons, the etc. do you think the death toll is too high, maybe you have something to do to lower it”he assured, referring to the concerns expressed in Washington.
The High Representative insisted that pressure should continue to be maintained against Israel to stop operations south of the Strip, which, as he warned, was also causing tension in Egypt. In this sense, he warned that the Palestinians cannot leave the Rafah area. “They were locked up; they were bombarded with no possibility of escape,” he said.