von der Leyen, 'avoid the offensive on Rafah at all costs' - Last minute. "We are very concerned about the risks that a large-scale offensive in Rafah could have on the vulnerable civilian population," she says.

"Gaza risks famine. It is unacceptable," she adds. "The EU - he adds - is doing everything possible to provide the necessary assistance. Today Gaza needs 500 trucks a day - or the equivalent by land, air and sea. This year alone the EU will provide 275 million euros of assistance to the Palestinians"