BRUSSELS: EU international coverage chief Josep Borrell on Monday (Feb 12) urged allies of Israel – primarily america – 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 navy motion was “over the top”, Borrell stated: “Properly, for those who consider that too many individuals are being killed, perhaps it’s best to present much less arms with the intention to forestall 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 instances have you ever heard essentially the most distinguished leaders and international ministers all over the world 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 multiple million Palestinians sheltering within the Gaza metropolis of Rafah should be “evacuated” ahead of a planned Israeli military operation there.
“They’re going to evacuate – the place? To the moon? The place are they going to evacuate these folks?” Borrell requested.
The Gaza battle was sparked by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas’s unprecedented Oct 7 attack on Israel, which resulted within the deaths of about 1,160 folks, largely civilians, in keeping with an AFP tally based mostly on official figures.
Vowing to get rid of Hamas, Israel launched a large navy offensive in Gaza that the territory’s well being ministry says has killed at the very least 28,064 folks, largely ladies and kids.