The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hadja Lahbib, summoned the Israeli Ambassador to Belgium, H.E. Idit Rosenzweig-Abu, to the Foreign Affairs Cabinet. The meeting took place in the presence of the Minister of Development Cooperation, Caroline Gennez.

Idit Rosenzweig-Abu, the ministry said in a statement.

“The destruction of civilian infrastructure is unacceptable and does not comply with international law,” it said. Given the ongoing war in Gaza, Belgium decided two weeks ago to pull all Enabel staff and their families out of the territory.

“We very much hope that these people – including many children – will be able to leave Gaza quickly and unharmed,” the ministry said.