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The European Union will hold an extraordinary meeting to evaluate the situation in Israel
The foreign ministers of the European Union will hold an extraordinary meeting this Tuesday to discuss the situation in Israel after the attack launched on Saturday by Hamas that left hundreds dead, according to European sources.
The meeting will take place by videoconference, these sources have confirmed to Europa Press, after the contacts maintained in the last two days between different European governments. Part of the meeting will take place in Omanwhere the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrellis visiting on the occasion of a meeting of the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and where a dozen European Foreign Ministers are present.
At the meeting, the ministers will study the “implications and consequences” of the unprecedented attack by the Palestinian terrorist group on Israeli soil and will debate “responses and next steps” of the EU, indicated the Foreign Ministry spokesperson. Peter Stano.
“The 27 have said very clearly in response to the atrocious and indiscriminate attacks by Hamas that Israel has the right to defend itself in line with International Law,” Stano said, stressing that the offensive is still underway.
The spokesperson stressed that the Islamist group must cease the aggression, release the hostages and subsequently move towards a sustainable solution to the tensions on the ground, stressing that the EU is one of the biggest promoters of bringing Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating tables. talks.
The meeting comes after the contacts held in recent days between European partners and the High Representative with the Palestinian Authority, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, the United States, Germany and Italy, among others, to evaluate the situation.