The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, presented his defense before the Foreign Ministers of the Twenty-seven on Monday. He emphasized the importance of diplomatic efforts in achieving humanitarian pauses and avoiding an uncontrollable escalation of the crisis in Gaza. To advance towards a political solution, Borrell will commission the EU External Action Service to create a document with options for the future of Gaza.
During a videoconference with the Twenty-Seven, Borrell highlighted his recent visit to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. He urged the ministers to work towards implementing the humanitarian pauses approved by the United Nations Security Council and warned of the risk of the crisis escalating to other parts of the region. Borrell pointed out that diplomacy and contacts remain the best way to avoid an uncontrollable escalation in response to incidents such as a ship hijacked by Yemeni rebels in response to the war in Gaza.
Borrell expressed his belief that creating a State of Palestine is essential for ensuring security for Israel and highlighted his conclusion after multiple contacts in