Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Ahmad Jameel Fahad, who was killed by Israeli forces in a predawn raid, during his funeral in the Al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on May 25, 2021. AFP
The European Union issued a statement on Monday regarding the ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.
“EU welcome the ceasefire which should end the violence” said the joint statement signed by the EU leaders in late Monday.
“The European Union will continue to work with the international partners to resume a political process. The European Union reaffirms its firm commitment to the two-states solution”, the statement added.
EU foreign ministers failed to issue the statement last week due to Hungarian opposition.
The Hungarian PM Victor Orban maintains strong loyalty to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in the strip was brokered by Egypt late last week, ending 11 days of Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire against Israeli cities.
The Israeli airstrikes killed more than 240 people in Gaza, including 66 children, and left 1,910 people injured, according to Ministry of Health in Gaza.
Palestinian rockets killed 12 people in Israel.