EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday that the creation of a Palestinian state would be the best way to ensure Israel’s security, the Guardian reported.
After touring the Middle East for talks on Israel’s war with Hamas, Borrell held a video meeting with the foreign ministers of the 27 EU countries. The EU’s top diplomat said he had drawn a “fundamental political conclusion” from his discussions across the region. “I believe that the best guarantee for Israel’s security is the creation of a Palestinian state,” Borrell said in a written summary of the EU meeting.
Borrell insists that Israel not occupy Gaza after the end of the current conflict and that control of the territory should be handed over to the Palestinian Authority. “Despite the enormous challenges, we must advance in our deliberations regarding the stabilization of Gaza and the future Palestinian state,” he said, quoted by BGNES.