Josep Borrell, the European Union’s top foreign policy official, took a swipe at the US on Monday for claiming it’s concerned about civilian casualties in Gaza while still supplying weapons to Israel to support the slaughter of Palestinians.
Borrell was referencing President Biden calling Israel’s military operations in Gaza “over the top” while not changing his policy of unconditional support for Israel.
“Well, if you believe that too many people are being killed, maybe you should provide less arms in order to prevent so many people being killed,” Borrell said.
“If the international community believes that this is a slaughter, that too many people are being killed, maybe we have to think about the provision of arms,” he added.
Since October 7, the US has claimed it is concerned about the civilians killed in Gaza but has shown no interest in cutting off military aid to Israel. “Everybody goes to Tel Aviv begging please protect civilians, don’t kill so many. How many is too many?” Borrell said.
NBC News reported Monday that President Biden is still not going to change his policy of “unequivocal” support for Israel’s mass killing of Palestinians despite his recent comments.
So far, the Israeli slaughter has killed over 28,000 Palestinians, including more than 12,300 children and about 8,400 women.