EU calls for ceasefire to Israel and Palestine

In a written statement from the office of the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell, “The EU is responsible for this new wave of violence and the deteriorating security situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel, which is responsible for unacceptable civilian populations, including children, around Gaza. It is deeply concerned about the developments that have caused the losses.” it was said.

The statement, which called for a comprehensive ceasefire that would end Israel’s military operations in Gaza and unacceptable rocket fire against Israel, referred to the joint statement of the Munich group.

“The EU particularly appreciates Egypt’s efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire,” the statement said. expression was used.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Egyptian Foreign Minister Samih Shukri, Jordanian Foreign Minister Aymen es-Safedi and French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna met under the Munich Format as part of their regular consultations on conflicts in the Middle East.

The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Egypt and Jordan called for “immediate steps to be taken to defuse the escalating violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”.

Israeli attacks on Gaza

The Israeli army launched an attack on Gaza under blockade, arguing that it targeted the leadership of the Islamic Jihad Movement in the morning on 9 May.

Palestinian groups responded by firing a series of rockets from Gaza into Israel. Israel killed Ali Hasan Gali, who was in charge of the rocket unit of Islamic Jihad, with an airstrike at night.

The military wing of Islamic Jihad, the Jerusalem Seriyyes, confirmed that Gali had been killed.

In its attacks on Gaza, Israel has so far killed 5 senior members of the Islamic Jihad, including Gali.

The number of Palestinians who lost their lives in the attacks of the Israeli army increased to 26 and the number of wounded to 80.

Tensions in the region escalated when Palestinian prisoner Hıdır Adnan died on May 2, after an 87-day hunger strike against Israel’s “administrative detention” in prison without trial. Israel had refused to hand over Adnan’s body to his family.

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