Wed 15 May 2024 12:27 pm - Jerusalem Time

Borrell calls for accountability for settlers who attack aid convoys to Gaza

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, called on Israel to hold accountable extremist settlers who attack aid convoys heading to the Gaza Strip, expressing his anger at the repetition of this “without deterrence.”

Borrell said in a post on the “X” platform: “I am outraged by the repeated and unchecked attacks committed by Israeli extremists on aid convoys on their way to Gaza, including from Jordan.”

He added: "Hundreds of thousands of civilians (waiting for humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip) are starving."

He stressed that "the Israeli authorities must stop these operations and hold those responsible accountable."

In his assessment of developments in Gaza during a lecture at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in the United States, the European official said that the situation in Gaza is “terrifying and calls for concern.”

He added: "I was in Gaza between 2008 and 2009. I think this is the third or fourth time that Gaza has been destroyed... but this time it is being destroyed from its roots and completely leveled, and people are dying, starving, and suffering at unimaginable levels."

He stressed that the humanitarian aid provided to Gaza is not enough, saying: “You can look at the border through satellite, as I do every morning. On the other side of the border (the city of Rafah), hundreds of thousands of people live in the most severe levels of hunger, according to the United Nations.” While you can see more than a thousand trucks (the Egyptian side) waiting to enter.”


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Borrell calls for accountability for settlers who attack aid convoys to Gaza