The EU reportedly announced on Monday that it would be freezing the supply of hundreds of millions of euros in aid for Palestinian authorities after Hamas’ attacks against Israel over the weekend.
Austria and Germany were among the countries that have voiced approval of the recent measures by the EU. Oliver Varhelyi, EU commissioner, expressed that the EU strongly supports Israel in the conflict, adding that the small country has the right to defend itself, so long as it does not violate international law, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Varhelyi posted to X, writing: “•All payments immediately suspended. •All projects put under review. •All new budget proposals, incl. for 2023 postponed until further notice. •Comprehensive assessment of the whole portfolio.”
He went on to say: “The foundations for peace, tolerance and co-existence must now be addressed. Incitement to hatred, violence and glorification of terror have poisoned the minds of too many. We need action and we need it now.”
The report noted that the EU considers Hamas to be a terror group, adding that the EU has stressed that no money is going to the extremist group. The amount of support that has been…