Alarm Clock Letter October 27, 2023

The leaders of the European Union (EU) on Thursday, October 26 agreed to request the formation “Humanity Corridor” and from “damaged” in the conflict between Israel and Hamas, to enable the delivery of aid to Gaza, “after days of discussions on how to formulate (such) an appeal”, report European Politics.

Meeting at a summit in Brussels, the heads of state and government of the 27 European Union countries reached an agreement condemning Hamas attacks and supporting Israel’s right to defend itself. “in accordance with international law”.

“The Council of Europe expresses its extreme concern at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza and calls on humanitarian aid to continue to be distributed quickly, safely and without hindrance to those in need, by taking all necessary measures, including humanitarian corridors and breakthroughs. to meet humanitarian needs”said the final statement.

The text also proposes holding a “international peace conference”.

The Twenty-Seven, who met in person for the first time since the October 7 attack that left 1,400 people dead and 224 hostages according to Israel, “it took five hours to find a common language”, observed Evening.

“It may not be much, but for an institution that represents 27 countries with opposing views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this is a compromise”, Kudos for the part BBC.

A “virtually non-negotiable” formulation.

Political said that “The precise phrasing of the summit conclusions was fiercely negotiated due to the historical sensitivity of EU countries regarding the war between Israel and Hamas”. “This declaration follows a complicated diplomatic tussle […] for the last few days”browsing political information sites owned by European leaders “having difficulty agreeing on a common line”.

On Thursday, questions arose in particular whether it was necessary to call a ceasefire, because a “damage” (in singular) or “damaged” (plural), details BBC.

Since the attacks launched by Hamas, the channel recalls, several European countries have taken a strong pro-Israel position, especially Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and especially Germany. “which undoubtedly had a say in the wording of the EU declaration”. The leaders of Ireland and Spain, speaking to journalists before the start of negotiations, called for a ceasefire.

This text, written on the side Al Jazeera, “sounds hollow to some people”while the Hebrew State “Carried out devastating airstrikes that destroyed entire neighborhoods and killed more than 7,000 people in Gaza (according to the region’s Ministry of Health, which is run by Hamas).”

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