European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on yesterday's killings in Gaza

Bruxelles, 21/04/2018 - 10:46, UNIQUE ID: 180421_2
Statements by the Spokesperson

Yesterday Israeli soldiers again opened fire on protesters in Gaza using live ammunition from across the border fence killing four Palestinians, including a 15-year old and wounding more than 150. A full investigation is needed to understand what happened and why.

As we once again mourn the loss of lives, the EU calls on the Israel Defence Forces to refrain from using lethal force against unarmed protestors. As stated repeatedly, the priority now must be to avoid any further escalation of violence and loss of life. 

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