26 out of 27 EU countries call for ‘immediate humanitarian pause’ in Gaza

Troops operate in Gaza, in a handout image cleared for publication by the IDF on February 19, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
Troops operate in Gaza, in a handout image cleared for publication by the IDF on February 19, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

Twenty-six of the 27 EU countries call for “an immediate humanitarian pause that would lead to a sustainable ceasefire” in Gaza, EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell tells reporters.

Borrell adds that the 26 agree to “require an immediate humanitarian pause that would lead to a sustainable ceasefire, to the unconditional release of hostages, and to the provision of humanitarian assistance.”

Borrell does not say which EU country did not agree to the statement, but diplomats say Hungary blocked a similar statement a few days ago.

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