The EU shows its hypocrisy: Eric Mamer justifies Israel's moves

"Now, the situation we face is one where, I'd like to remind everyone, attacks from Gaza on Israel continue"

by Sead Dedovic
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The EU shows its hypocrisy: Eric Mamer justifies Israel's moves
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Many people worldwide are frustrated by the differential treatment of Israel and Russia. While many express support for Israel and wish to assist during these times, they also view Russia's actions as war crimes, leading to constant aid for Ukraine.

Some argue that the EU's actions in this regard appear hypocritical and illogical. In his speech, the spokesperson of the European Commission, Eric Mamer, attempted to clarify the EU's differing positions on these two countries.

Mamer emphasized that ongoing attacks from Gaza towards Israel necessitate Israel's self-defense in a complex military context. "Now, the situation we face is one where, I'd like to remind everyone, attacks from Gaza on Israel continue.

Consequently, Israel finds itself in a highly intricate military environment, defending against the Hamas terrorists who have attacked its territory," Mamer added. Josep Borrell, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, believes that Israel is taking actions contrary to international law, highlighting differing perspectives among EU leaders.

The global situation is challenging, and events like these further complicate the chaos resulting from the conflict in Ukraine. It is noteworthy that Israel has cut off electricity in Gaza, taken measures related to access to drinking water, and signaled a readiness for further actions.

Von der Leyen and her statements

Von der Leyen made some noteworthy statements last year, particularly emphasizing that Russian attacks on Ukraine, including power cuts, constituted war crimes. However, the perception appears to have shifted when it comes to Israel's actions, no longer categorizing them as 'war crimes.'

This highlights the presence of double standards in the world. "Russian attacks on civilian infrastructure, particularly the targeting of electricity, are war crimes. Cutting off access to water, electricity, and heating for men, women, and children as winter approaches is a pure act of terrorism. We must call it what it is," stated Von der Leyen when describing Russia's actions in Ukraine.

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