EU condemns Israeli-Palestinian violence

The European Union’s foreign affairs office issues a condemnation of rocket fire targeting Israeli citizens and the IDF’s retaliation against the Gaza Strip.

“We are following with grave concern the rapidly deteriorating situation in the South of Israel and the Gaza Strip,” the spokesperson says. “The EU deplores the growing number of civilian casualties, reportedly among them children, caused by Israeli retaliatory fire.”

“The safety and security of all civilians must be of paramount importance.”

Brussels calls on both sides to exercise restraint to avoid casualties and work toward a ceasefire to end hostilities.