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EU calls for ceasefire in Gaza

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(B2) The European Union today (November 19) called for a ceasefire and de-escalation between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza.

We are “gravely concerned about the situation in the Gaza Strip and Israel, and deeply regret the loss of life on both sides” expressed the 27 EU foreign ministers in a joint statement. “TAll attacks must stop immediately as they cause unjustifiable suffering to innocent civilians. »

The EU has “strongly” condemned Hamas rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip into Israel. These shots must “ stop immediately ". And the 27 recognized the "right of Israel to protect its population from this kind of attack" while asking it to respond " proportionally" and "to ensure that civilians are not harmed ».

The European Union above all called on others to arbitrate the situation. Egypt, like “ other actors " and the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moonn are thus cordially invited to negotiate a " quick ceasefire ". The recent efforts of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius – who was in the region this weekend – and his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle have been carefully sidestepped.

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