EU foreign policy czar says Israel ‘provoking famine’ in Gaza

Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, speaks at a joint press conference with Lebanon's foreign minister following their meeting in Beirut on January 6, 2024. (Anwar Amro/AFP)
Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, speaks at a joint press conference with Lebanon's foreign minister following their meeting in Beirut on January 6, 2024. (Anwar Amro/AFP)

EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says Israel is provoking famine in Gaza and using starvation as a weapon of war, sharpening his rhetoric against Jerusalem.

“In Gaza we are no longer on the brink of famine, we are in a state of famine, affecting thousands of people,” Borrell says at the opening of a conference on humanitarian aid for Gaza in Brussels.

“This is unacceptable. Starvation is used as a weapon of war. Israel is provoking famine.”

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