In order to prevent additional escalation and liability in the Gaza Strip, the EU asked for moderation from all parties on Saturday.
In a statement, Peter Stano, the head of the EU’s foreign service, urged “maximum caution on all sides to avoid a further escalation and further repercussions” in and around Gaza.
The article noted that the escalating escalation, which has already resulted in judgment, with a number of persons, including civilians and a five-year-old Palestinian girl,” “follows with deep worry” the killing of the bloc.
Stano acknowledged Israel’s right to defend its civilian population, but he cautioned against a “broader conflict” that would result in more deaths and suffering for all sides.
Additionally, he repeated the EU’s appeal for engagement in the region “to reestablish a political perspective and to ensure a sustainable situation.”
Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since Friday have resulted in the deaths of 12 Palestinians and the injuries of over 80 others.
In response to an “imminent threat of attack” by the Islamic Jihad organisation, Israeli airplanes conducted airstrikes in the region.
After Israeli soldiers arrested Bassam al-Saadi, a top leader of Islamic Jihad, in a raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin on Monday, tensions have risen throughout the Palestinian Territories.