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EU’s Reaction Multifaceted to the Israel-Hamas War


The initial response of the European Union to the outbreak of war between Hamas and Israel was uncoordinated and chaotic, reflecting long-standing divisions among Member States towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The European Council’s position of 15 October, adopted with apparent delay, is a continuation of the EU’s approach to the conflict, developed over the years. The EU’s main role will remain to be a donor of humanitarian and development aid to Palestine.

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Author: Elżbieta Kaca, Analyst

This text has originally been published on the PISM website.

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