Israel bites back after EU foreign minister claims famine in Gaza ‘provoked’ by IDF

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Foreign Minister Israel Katz says Israel is allowing aid into Gaza, rejecting EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell’s claim that the IDF is purposefully starving Gazans.

“Israel allows extensive humanitarian aid into Gaza by land, air, and sea for anyone willing to help,” Katz writes on X. “Despite Hamas violently disrupting aid convoys and UNRWA’s collaboration with them, we persist.”

He adds that Borrell should “stop attacking Israel and recognize our right to self-defense against Hamas’s crimes.”

Borrell told an EU meeting that “starvation is used as a weapon of war. Israel is provoking famine.” He made similar comments to the UN Security Council last week.

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