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EU’s top diplomat denounces ‘Israeli occupation authorities’ – POLITICO

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict deeply divides the European Union. While Borrell’s home country of Spain took the lead last week in the latest campaign for Palestinian statehood, Germany and France are among the majority of EU countries who refused to take such action.

Nearly two thirds of the 27 EU countries are not yet ready to do so.

Following pressure from Spain, Ireland and Norway, the United States has criticized what it calls “unilateral recognition.” But Mustafa said it was time for more European countries to take inspiration from the three European governments.

“We are fully convinced that many like-minded European countries will follow and formally recognize the State of Palestine in the very near future,” Mustafa said alongside Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares, who received him for a joint press conference at the Spanish Permanent Delegation to the EU in Brussels.

Mustafa also pledged to focus on a clear plan for the Palestinian Authority to improve its institutions to be able to govern Gaza. “We will work on a very intensive reform program,” Mustafa said. “We are on track to make very good progress.”

Albares, for his part, said he would call on his EU counterparts to “support international law” and the rulings of the International Court of Justice, which ruled last week that Israel must cease its military operations in the town of Rafah, south of Gaza.

Paula Andres Richart contributed to this report.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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