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EU official’s announcement freezing aid to Palestinians causes confusion before officials backtrack

The European Union reversed course on Monday after one of its top officials posted on social media that aid to the Palestinians had been suspended because of the attack on Israel by Hamas, which caused confusion and outrage from other EU countries that the official had overstepped the boundaries.

Oliver Varhelyi, of Hungary serves as the EU’s commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement, and on Monday, he posted to X, formerly known as Twitter, that the European Commission was putting all its development aid for Palestinians, worth 692 million Euros, or $729 million, under review.

He added that all payments to the Palestinians were “immediately suspended.”

 

Hamas militants killed about 900 Israelis and abducted dozens in the deadlines incursion in 50 years, which prompted Israel to retaliate with its heaviest bombardment of Gaza, which killed over 680 people.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.

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