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Consensus on cease-fire in Gaza prior to the EU Summit

Brussels, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU)’s leaders agreed Thursday on the need for a cease-fire in Gaza, on the verge of the EU Summit’s opening in this capital.

Another demand of the community representatives to Tel Aviv is to decline a land invasion of Rafah crossing, marking the boundary of Egypt, where over a million displaced Palestinians from the entire Strip are overcrowded.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who called for “a silence of arms that lasts much longer alongside the release of all people,” according to local press reports.

Meanwhile, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez deemed that the draft conclusions of the Summit are along the right lines, and follow the stance defended by his country during these months of conflict.

All EU leaders will be gathering here until tomorrow, Friday, and they aim at consolidating their position on the conflict with a call for a cease-fire, famine denunciation and the demand to Israel to thwart a large-scale operation in Rafah crossing, after five months of offensive that has left over 31,000 deaths and a serious humanitarian crisis.