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EU foreign ministers to meet on Tuesday over Gaza crisis

EU foreign ministers will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the escalating conflict in Gaza, foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Sunday.

Brussels, 16 May 2021 (dpa/MIA) — EU foreign ministers will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the escalating conflict in Gaza, foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Sunday.

He had called the videoconference in light of the “unacceptable number of civilian casualties,” Borrell wrote on Twitter.

“We will coordinate and discuss how the EU can best contribute to end the current violence,” he said.

Palestinian militants have fired some 2,900 rockets at Israel, according to army figures. Israel’s army launched at least 650 attacks in the densely populated coastal area.

According to the Health Ministry in Gaza, 174 people have been killed and 1,200 injured there so far. According to the Magen David Adom rescue service, 10 people have been killed and hundreds injured in Israel as a result of the rocket fire.

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