Gaza: Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest developments

August 8, 2022
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The European Union follows with great concern the latest developments in and around Gaza, where the ongoing escalation has already led to a number of casualties, with number of people killed, including civilians and a five year old Palestinian girl, and over 80 injured.

The EU calls for maximum restraint on all sides in order to avoid a further escalation and further casualties. While Israel has the right to protect its civilian population, everything must be done to prevent a broader conflict, which would, first and foremost, affect the civilian populations on both sides and result in further casualties and more suffering.

These latest events highlight yet again the need to restore a political horizon and to ensure a sustainable situation in Gaza.

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  • Palestine *
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