European Union (EU) countries pleaded Monday, on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting in Brussels, in favor of
of a lasting truce in Gaza to put an end to the “carnage” in this Palestinian enclave.
“We must immediately call on all parties to declare a lasting humanitarian ceasefire, which could lead to an end to hostilities,” say the leaders of Ireland, Spain, Malta and
Belgian, in a letter addressed to Charles Michel, president of the European Council, an institution which brings together the 27 member states.
This approach aims to “put an end to the carnage, the massacre of innocent civilians,” explained Irish Foreign Minister Micheal Martin upon his arrival in Brussels.
These four countries are demanding that the EU adopt a strong position on this point during a council of EU heads of state and government on Thursday and Friday in Brussels.
Ministers also expressed concern about the situation in the occupied West Bank where dozens of Palestinians have been martyred by Zionist bullets.
“The level of violence resorted to by settlers in the West Bank poses the risk of a new explosion,” Mr. Martin said.
“I will plead for reporting and banning violent settlers throughout the Schengen area,” said Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib.
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