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EU top diplomat urges probe of civilians killed by Israeli fire at Gaza aid station – POLITICO

EU top diplomat urges probe of civilians killed by Israeli fire at Gaza aid station – POLITICO

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While calling for an impartial international investigation on the case, Borrell stressed that “the responsibility for this incident lays on the restrictions imposed by the Israeli army and obstructions by violent extremists to the supply of humanitarian aid.”

On Friday, several EU leaders condemned the killing of 115 Palestinians who were trying to get food off delivery trucks in Gaza City.

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called for an international investigation without explicitly accusing Israel of being responsible. Like Borrell, French President Emmanuel Macron blamed the Israeli army for the incident.

Following the incident, the U.S. decided on Friday to airdrop humanitarian aid into Gaza. On Saturday, U.S. military C-130 cargo planes delivered 66 bundles containing about 38,000 meals into the enclave, according to U.S. officials cited by the Associated Press.

Talks toward a truce in the Gaza Strip are due to resume in Cairo on Sunday, Reuters reported on Saturday, citing two Egyptian security sources. An Israeli news outlet said Israel would not send a delegation until it got a full list of Israeli hostages still alive, according to the report.

The Associated Press reported that Israel has essentially endorsed a framework of a proposed Gaza cease-fire and hostage-release deal, citing a senior U.S. administration official.

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