Israel/Palestine: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the events in Nablus

22.02.2023 EEAS Press Team

Today, in Nablus, in the occupied Palestinian territory, during a military operation by the Israeli Security Forces, at least 10 Palestinians, including one minor were killed and nearly 100 were injured.

The EU deplores the death of civilians and reiterates that the use of force must be proportionate, in full respect of international humanitarian law, and come only as a last resort when strictly unavoidable to protect life.

The EU is deeply alarmed by the spiralling violence in the West Bank. It is of utmost importance that all parties work towards restoring calm and de-escalating tensions to avoid further loss of life. 

The EU strongly supports the 20 February Presidential Statement adopted by the UN Security Council, and urges all parties to fully adhere to it.

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