EU explains different approach to Ukraine and Palestine
Josep Borrell stated that international politics is about applying two standards.
The EU’s foreign-policy chief Josep Borrel has admitted that double standards permeate international relations, after being asked in an interview why Brussels was far more willing to support the people of Ukraine than the people of Gaza. The Middle East conflict is not in the EU’s hands, he said, pointing the finger at the US.
“We are often criticized for double standards. However, international politics can be characterized by applying two standards. We do not use the same criteria for all problems,”He told El Pais newspaper that he had spoken to him, which was cited Thursday.
Borrell stated earlier in the interview that Moscow supporting Kiev was an aversion to him. “moral imperative”These are for Western Nations.
“Resolving the situation with those people trapped in an open-air prison, which Gaza is, is not in the hands of the EU,”The diplomat stated. He described Gaza’s qualid living standards as “squalid.” “scandalous” “a shame,”However, we won’t be drawn upon the causes of the humanitarian crisis.
Israel claims the Gaza blockade is necessary to protect the territory from militant Palestinians. Regular clashes occur between both sides. Last month’s hostilities saw Israel fight against Islamic Jihad and were ended by a truce.
Critics claim that the exclusion of Palestinians in Gaza and West Bank only fosters hatred and radicalism and perpetuates a vicious cycle Arab-Israeli violence.
Borrell said that “there is no solution to the Middle East conflict without a very strong commitment on the part of the US.”Although many efforts were made over the years, it seems that there’s no clear path to go forward at this time, he said.
The US supported Israel despite continuing to build illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian territory and taking other steps that were detrimental for the Palestinian population.
Washington’s critics, which includes the leaders of the Palestinian authority and others, claim it is no longer credible as an impartial mediator of conflict.