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In Gaza, about 31,000 people have been killed since the 7 October Hamas attack, which resulted in the killing of around 1,200 Israelis and some 250 hostages (Photo: UNRWA)

How the EU can raise its game in the Middle East

The European Union seems to have lost some of its direction in its relations with the rest of the world. Committed to international law and human rights, it has shown admirable solidarity in supporting Ukraine's resistance to Vladimir Putin's invasion but is deeply divided in its reaction to Israel's clear violations of these principles. And in international trade, it is finding it harder to strike new trade agreements with a number of countries and regions.

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Koert Debeuf is distinguished adjunct professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and president of the board of EUobserver. James Moran is an associate senior research fellow at CEPS and former EU ambassador to Egypt.

In Gaza, about 31,000 people have been killed since the 7 October Hamas attack, which resulted in the killing of around 1,200 Israelis and some 250 hostages (Photo: UNRWA)

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Koert Debeuf is distinguished adjunct professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and president of the board of EUobserver. James Moran is an associate senior research fellow at CEPS and former EU ambassador to Egypt.

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