The Israeli army has unleashed at least 37 air raids against civilians in the Gaza Strip since 9 March, killing more than 24 and wounding more than 73 Palestinians. The recent escalation in aggression against the Palestinian people on the part of the Israeli occupying forces started with the assassination by the Israeli army of Zuhair al-Qaissi, leader of the Popular Resistance Committees, setting off a new round of killings of Palestinians by the Israelis. The Israeli communist party and the ‘Hadash’ organisation estimate that the escalating tension in the region presages a more serious attack by Israel on the Palestinian territories. Improved relations between the EU and Israel are encouraging the escalation of Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.
The continuing killings by the Israeli occupying army will not be able to end the struggle by the Palestinian people to create an independent, united Palestinian State within the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Does the High Representative condemn the new barbaric attack by Israeli occupying forces against the Palestinian people? Does she consider that relations between the EU and Israel should continue to be upgraded?