The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, defended this Monday before the Foreign Ministers of the Twenty-seven that the best security option for Israel is the creation of the State of Palestine and he told them that he will present a plan for the future of Gaza.
In the framework of the videoconference with the Twenty-Seven to report on his tour of the Middle East, the High Representative explained that he draws the “conclusion” after his multiple contacts that the creation of the State of Palestine is the best “guarantee of security” for Israel, community diplomacy has reported.
To take steps towards this “political conclusion” drawn from its exchanges with Israel and the countries of the region, it will commission the EU External Action Service to create a “document with options” for the future of Gaza. He hopes that the document will be on the ministers’ table in December and will serve as a basis for relaunching the two-state solution.
The head of community diplomacy has summoned the bloc’s foreign officials by videoconference to discuss his recent visit to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, where he has been able to multiply contacts to address the war in Gaza from humanitarian prism but also reflect on the day after the Israeli offensive.
WORK TO ACHIEVE PAUSES AND AVOID REGIONAL ESCALATION
He has urged the Twenty-Seven to work in the field of diplomacy to achieve the humanitarian pauses that the United Nations Security Council finally approved in a resolution last week.
“It is a big step forward but we must guarantee its rapid implementation,” explained Borrell about the UN resolution.
He has also warned of the risk of the crisis escalating to the West Bank or other parts of the region, after pointing out the case of the ship hijacked by Yemeni rebels in response to the war in the Strip. “Diplomacy and contacts remain the best way to avoid an uncontrollable escalation,” she stressed.