EU leaders will hold a video conference on Tuesday to discuss the Israel-Hamas war.
The extraordinary European Council meeting will be held by video conference on Tuesday (October 17) at 5:30 p.m.
European Council President Charles Michel said in a statement: “We stand in full solidarity with the people of Israel and the victims of the terrorist attacks. Israel has the right to defend itself in full compliance with international law, in particular international humanitarian law.”
He added: “The unfolding tragic scenes in the Gaza Strip resulting from the siege and the lack of basic needs combined with the destruction brought by significant shelling, are raising alarm bells in the international community.
“It is of utmost importance that the European Council, in line with the Treaties and our values, sets our common position and establishes a clear unified course of action that reflects the complexity of the unfolding situation,” Michel said.