Belgium announces travel ban on violent Israeli settlers

Alexander De Croo
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. (Photo: Twitter/X)
BRUSSELS — On Wednesday, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has declared that violent Israeli settlers attacking Palestinians in the West Bank will face a ban from entering Belgium. اضافة اعلان

This announcement follows a similar stance taken by the US. De Croo emphasized on X, formerly known as Twitter that "violence against civilians will have consequences,” pledging collaboration with the US on sanctions against those undermining peace in the West Bank, Israeli media reported. 

In response to recent attacks, De Croo defended Israel's right to protect its population but stressed the importance of restraint, the release of hostages, and adherence to international humanitarian law. He affirmed that Belgium will coordinate with the US on sanctions and advocate for the European Union to follow suit. Notably, an Israeli official acknowledged government efforts to combat settler violence, with arrests being made in recent weeks. Military estimates suggest the majority of Palestinian casualties resulted from clashes amid arrest raids, with some cases under investigation, including uninvolved Palestinians killed by troops and settlers causing harm.

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