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EU: Israel breaking international law with regard to Gaza blockade

Houses and buildings destroyed by Israeli strikes in Gaza City, October 10, 2023. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights

It is clear that Israel is engaging in an act of genocide across the Gaza Strip. Amid the deadly bombing, essential services have been cut off.  All exits have been closed by the regime's forces and vital aid is not being allowed in.

EU foreign affairs ministers held emergency talks on Tuesday and had to concede that Israel is breaking international law.

The United Nation has already said that cutting water, cutting electricity, cutting food, to a mass of civilian people is against international law.

Josep Borrrell, EU Foreign Policy Chief

It's suggested the sheer scale of the latest crisis could be an impetus for positive change.

This could be an awakening moment in order to reengage with the problem of Palestinians, Palestine and Israel.

Josep Borrrell, EU Foreign Policy Chief

Campaigners in Belgium are condemning Israel's latest onslaught.

This mass aggression and bombing in Gaza cannot eliminate the action of the Palestinian resistance who came flying in and on the ground fighting for Liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea.

Mohammed Khatib, Palestinian Revolutionary Path Movement

We of the Palestinian diaspora have to be united, we can see today the hypocrisy of the West still funding and supporting the Zionist colonies and settlements inside Palestine. This must be stopped.

Abdullah Awad, Samidoun Brussels

The EU's executive arm is being forced to backtrack after Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi tweeted on Monday that all funding to Palestine is being cut off.

The announcement which was made by Commissioner Várhelyi was not preceded by consultations with any member of the college.

Eric Mamer, Chief EU Commission Spokesperson

Regarding Israel's latest blatant flouting of international law, there's no sign that the EU will take any action since has never done so in the past.

Pro Palestinian rallies take been taking place around the world since Saturday, with groups in Belgium having announced they will hold similar events in the coming days.

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