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Israel and Palestine agreed to a cease-fire following eleven days of escalating warfare that left over 240 people dead and 1,900 wounded.
European Union (EU) High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell Friday urged the international community not to remain impassive in the quest for peace in the Middle East.
"We must support Palestine in its efforts to build its State and promote Palestinian-Israeli relations, although we are far away from achieving both," Borrell said.
The high representative made these statements a few hours after Israel and Palestine agreed to a cease-fire following eleven days of escalating warfare that left over 240 people dead and 1,900 wounded.
"Restoring a political horizon towards a two-state solution remains imperative to promote peace in the region. We can no longer stand idly by and wait for the next conflict," Borrell added.
Borrell insisted on offering hope to the Palestinians. "If they do not have a perspective of life in their country, we will remain embroiled in an intermittent conflict," he said.
The joy of victory across Palestine. The ceasefire has been in effect since last night. The sound of takbeer is coming from the minaret of every mosque. The delayed Eid is being celebrated in every alley in Gaza. pic.twitter.com/jHPuPnakNU