The “terrible” Hamas attack on the Jewish state does not justify the “horror” imposed on civilians in Gaza, Josep Borrell has said
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Israel must take all necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties as it continues its aerial and ground attacks in Gaza against the Palestinian armed group Hamas, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell has said.
In an interview with Spanish daily El Pais on Monday, Borrell – who admitted to being “a bit pro-Palestinian” – reiterated that while he condemns Hamas’ attack on Israel, “one horror does not justify another horror,” referring to the relentless bombing of the enclave.
The EU top diplomat said he had reminded Israeli officials that “war has its rules” and “the bombings have to take into account the casualties they are causing,” telling them that the humanitarian situation in Gaza has been abhorrent. In the aftermath of the Hamas attack, Israel announced a “complete siege” of the enclave, with only a handful of humanitarian aid trucks allowed to enter from neighboring Egypt.