BRUSSELS: EU international coverage chief Josep Borrell on Monday (Feb 12) urged allies of Israel – primarily the US – to cease sending it weapons as “too many individuals” are being killed in Gaza.
Pointing to US President Joe Biden’s remark final week that Israel’s army motion was “over the top”, Borrell mentioned: “Effectively, in case you imagine that too many individuals are being killed, perhaps it is best to present much less arms to be able to stop so many individuals from being killed.”
“Is (it) not logical?” he requested, in a Brussels information convention alongside Philippe Lazzarini, head of the UN’s company for Palestinian refugees UNRWA whom Israel is pressuring to resign.
“What number of occasions have you ever heard essentially the most outstanding leaders and international ministers world wide saying too many individuals are being killed?” Borrell requested.
The chief EU diplomat additionally slammed an order by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the a couple of million Palestinians sheltering within the Gaza metropolis of Rafah must be “evacuated” ahead of a planned Israeli military operation there.
“They will evacuate – the place? To the moon? The place are they going to evacuate these individuals?” Borrell requested.
The Gaza battle was sparked by Palestinian militant group Hamas’ unprecedented Oct 7 attack on Israel, which resulted within the deaths of about 1,160 individuals, largely civilians, in accordance with an AFP tally primarily based on official figures.
Vowing to remove Hamas, Israel launched a large army offensive in Gaza that the territory’s well being ministry says has killed a minimum of 28,064 individuals, largely ladies and youngsters.