EU foreign ministers to discuss "Palestine-Israel tension"

EU foreign ministers to discuss “Palestine-Israel tension”

Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, announced that he has called the ministers to an extraordinary meeting due to the “ongoing tension between Israel and Palestine and unacceptable civilian casualties”.

Posting on his social media account, Borrell announced that the meeting will be held by video conferencing on Tuesday.

Borrell said, “We will coordinate and discuss how the EU can contribute to ending the violence.”

Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip asked the Israeli police to withdraw from Masjid al-Aqsa and Sheikh Cerrah Quarter in occupied East Jerusalem on May 10, and after the Israeli police did not withdraw, Palestinian resistance groups fired many rockets at Israel. Thereupon, the Israeli army announced that a military operation called “Guardian of the Walls” was launched against the Gaza Strip.

At least 147 Palestinians have died in Israel’s attacks on Gaza since May 10. On the Israeli side, 9 people died due to rockets fired from Gaza.


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