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This Top EU Minister Said Israel’s War On Gaza Has Turned It Into “The World’s Biggest Open-Air Graveyard”

“Gaza was the greatest open-air prison before the war; today, it’s the greatest open-air graveyard.”

Josep Borrell, the European Union’s foreign minister, said that Israel’s war on Gaza had turned the territory into the world’s biggest “open-air graveyard.”

Speaking with reporters at a meeting of EU ministers in Brussels on Monday, March 18, Borrell said, “Gaza was the greatest open-air prison before the war; today, it’s the greatest open-air graveyard.”

He continued, adding that Gaza had not only become a graveyard for tens of thousands of people but also for important principles of humanitarian law.

“This is the sad situation in Gaza. I hope that ministers will discuss in order to prepare for the next European Union council a review of the EU joint position,” he added.

At the opening of a conference on humanitarian aid for Gaza on the same day, Borrell also accused Israel of provoking famine in Gaza and using starvation “as a weapon of war.”

“In Gaza, we are no longer on the brink of famine; we are in a state of famine, affecting thousands of people,” he said. “This is unacceptable. Starvation is being used as a weapon of war. Israel is provoking famine.”

He further slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for letting Palestinians starve, saying that this situation of famine is not a natural disaster like a flood or an earthquake, “it is entirely man-made.”

Gaza is suffering the world’s worst current hunger crisis with 90 percent of children under the age of 2 and 95 percent of pregnant and breastfeeding women not getting enough food, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Since Oct. 7, Israel’s airstrikes and ground offensive have killed more than 31,000 Palestinians in Gaza, mostly women and children, with aid barely arriving, resulting in more deaths from malnutrition and dehydration.

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