IP- Israel must take all necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties as it continues its aerial and ground attacks in Gaza against Hamas, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell has said.

Iran PressEurope: In an interview with Spanish daily 'El Pais' on Monday, Borrell said he had reminded Israeli officials that “war has its rules” and “the bombings have to take into account the casualties they are causing,” telling them that the humanitarian situation in Gaza has been abhorrent.

After 45 days of IOFcontinuous full-fledged bombardment of Gaza,  Israel announced a “complete siege” on the enclave, with only a handful of humanitarian aid trucks allowed to enter from neighboring Rafah border crossing in neighboring Egypt.

Meanwhile, Borrell expressed uncertainty regarding Israeli claims that the powerful strikes on buildings in Gaza were meant to destroy hidden underground tunnels built by Hamas. “They are, they aren’t, I personally don’t know. They suspect they are,” he told the paper.

Borrell also stressed that the conflict between Israel and Palestine “cannot be solved with the mass exodus of more than two million” people from Gaza and that only a political solution has a chance of succeeding. “If Israel wants to build peace, it cannot show more hatred now,” he added, noting that the outcome of the conflict depends in large part on whether the two sides can negotiate the release of more than 240 hostages held by Hamas.

On Saturday, October 7, 2023, the Palestinian Resistance Forces launched a surprise operation called 'Al-Aqsa Storm' against Israeli positions, and in a retaliation attack, the Israeli regime closed all the crossings of the Gaza Strip and started bombarding Gaza.

Israel committed genocide in the Gaza Strip by attacking the hospital and killing children. More than 5,500 children have been killed among more than 13,000 people killed in Gaza until now.

Children make up 47 percent of Gaza’s 2.3 million population. UNICEF has called the Gaza Strip “a graveyard for thousands of children”

The UN’s children agency has also described the situation in Gaza as “a growing stain on our collective conscience”, calling the rate of children casualties “simply staggering”

Save the Children says that more children have been killed in Gaza than in all other conflicts around the world since 2019, combined.


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