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Leading EU diplomat fulfills Palestinian premier, restores Gaza ceasefire call

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The European Union’s leading diplomat, Josep Borrell, restated require a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of Israeli captives abducted by Hamas, following a conference with the Palestinian Authority’s brand-new prime minister in Brussels on Sunday.

“We need to do whatever in our power to reach an instant end of the hostilities, to attain the instant release of all captives, to reduce the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Gaza,” stated Borrell at an interview.

Borrell was speaking at European Commission head office along with Mohammad Mustafa, the just recently selected prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, which governs in the West Bank, and Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide.

The 3 fulfilled donors to the Palestinian Authority in Brussels on Sunday to talk about the newly-formed federal government in the West Bank, led by Mustafa.

Borrell likewise stated accusations that Israel is devoting “genocide” ought to be examined.

Keeping in mind an ruling by the United Nations’ International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday, which bought Israel to stop its offensive in the Gazan city of Rafah, Borrell stated: “This essential global Court of Justice decision likewise orders Israel to guarantee access to any United Nations mandate examining the accusations of genocide.”

While he highlighted that he’s just calling them “accusations”, Borrell included, “they need to be examined according with the judgment of the ICJ.”

Norway – which is not a member of the EU – revealed on Wednesday that it will acknowledge the state of Palestine. The EU itself cannot do the exact same unless all of its 27 member states do so initially.

Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007 after elections the previous year caused battling in between Hamas and Fatah, which manages the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speak during a press conference WITH Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Mustafa after the Ministerial International Partners Meeting on Palestine. Lukasz Kobus/European Commission/dpa

European Union diplomacy chief Josep Borrell speak throughout an interview WITH Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Mustafa after the Ministerial International Partners Fulfilling on Palestine. Lukasz Kobus/European Commission/dpa

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