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EU Urges US to Halt Arms Supplies

Mon 12 Feb 2024 | 11:11 PM
Israa Farhan

EU Foreign Affairs and Security Commissioner Josep Borrell called on Israel's allies, led by Washington, to cease arms supplies to Israel due to the high civilian casualties in Gaza.

Referencing US President Joe Biden's statement last week that Israeli military actions in Gaza "went too far.”

Borrell questioned the logic behind the repeated global leaders' and foreign ministers' statements about excessive casualties, deeming it illogical.

He criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's order for the "evacuation" of over a million Palestinians who sought refuge in Rafah, Gaza, ahead of a proposed Israeli military operation in the area, asking rhetorically, "Where are they to be evacuated to? The moon?"

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and other officials recently announced plans to expand the ground operation to Rafah to dismantle Hamas' military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades.

The Gaza Health Ministry reported the death toll from Israeli bombings and ground operations in Gaza has risen to 28,340, with 67,984 injured since the conflict's onset.

As the conflict in Gaza enters its 129th day amidst intense bombardment and clashes in southern Rafah, Israeli media report the Israeli army facing significant challenges in Khan Younis after a major ambush.