EU reverses decision to suspend aid funding to Palestine over Hamas attacks

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Janez Lenarcic, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management

a retraction of the decision following criticism from some European political figures. Janez Lenarcic, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management posted a retraction of the decision following criticism from some European political figures.

Oliver Varhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement, initially announced the suspension on X (formerly Twitter) earlier on Monday. Varhelyi added that all European Commission development projects for Palestine would be under review.

Numerous EU leaders, including Spanish acting Deputy Prime Minister Yolanda Diaz posted to X her disagreement with the suspension, saying that “[t]his decision is outrageous, a true betrayal by Europe of its own founding principles. The European Commission should rectify, and Europe must lead international peace action, not punish a whole people. The statement stated: “

The EU is in solidarity with Israel, which has the right, under international law, to defend itself against such violent and indiscriminate acts of terror.”