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. During the videoconference with the Twenty-Seven, Borrell emphasized the importance of diplomacy in achieving humanitarian pauses and avoiding an uncontrollable escalation of the crisis in Gaza.
To advance towards a political conclusion, Borrell will commission the EU External Action Service to create a document with options for the future of Gaza. He believes that creating a State of Palestine is the best guarantee of security for Israel and hopes that his plan will be on the ministers’ table in December. Borrell highlighted his recent visit to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia and pointed out that diplomatic efforts are needed to address the war from a humanitarian perspective and reflect on its impact.
Borrell also discussed a ship hijacked by Yemeni rebels in response to the war in Gaza. He emphasized that diplomacy and contacts remain the best way to avoid an uncontrollable escalation. Borrell urged rapid implementation of UN resolution 2334 and emphasized that diplomatic efforts are crucial in addressing this crisis.
In summary, Borrell stressed that diplomatic efforts are essential in resolving conflicts such as those faced by Israel and Palestine. He called for cooperation between all parties involved in finding solutions to these challenges through peaceful means.