European Parliamentary Member Clare Daly wrote on Sunday a tweet in response to “unelected” EU President Ursula von der Leyen stating that the latter’s stance does not reflect the true voice of the European Union and in no way reflects the bloc’s peaceful approach in terms of foreign policy.
“Today, Hamas terrorists have struck at the heart of “Israel” capturing and killing innocent women and children. “Israel” has the right to defend itself – today and in the days to come. The European Union stands with “Israel”,” von der Leyen tweeted on X on Saturday.
“Who do you think you are? You’re unelected and have no authority to determine EU foreign policy, which is set by the EU Council. Europe does NOT “stand with Israel.” We stand for peace. You do not speak for us. If you’ve nothing constructive to say, and you clearly don’t – shut up,” Daly wrote in response.
Who do you think you are? You’re unelected, and have no authority to determine EU foreign policy, which is set by @EUCouncil. Europe does NOT “stand with Israel.” We stand for peace. You do not speak for us. If you’ve nothing constructive to say, and you clearly don’t, shut up. https://t.co/9uEklDIIiE
— Clare Daly (@ClareDalyMEP) October 8, 2023
On Saturday, the Palestinian Resistance in Gaza launched barrages of rockets toward illegal Israeli settlements, including “Bat Yam” and “Rishon LeZiyyon” south of “Tel Aviv”.
Mohammad Deif, Commander-in-Chief of al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said that the operation was launched in response to the Israeli occupation’s desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as multiple assaults against women in its courtyards.
Later that day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recognized that “Israel” is “at war” and that Hamas had initiated “a surprise attack”.
On another note, Israeli media reported moments ago that the number of Israeli deaths has risen to 600 and the wounded to 2,000, 350 of whom are in a serious, hopeless condition.
This morning, Abu Obeida, the military spokesperson of al-Qassam Brigades, said the Brigades’ fighters made considerable advances along the frontlines, and that they are currently engaged in “fierce confrontation in several sites” including “Ofakim”, “Sderot”, “Yad Mordechai”, “Kafar Azza”, “Be’eri”, “Yated”, and “Kissufim”.
The media also said that unofficial estimates indicated that about 750 Israelis are still missing.