Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez travelled to the Rafah border crossing yesterday after their two-day visit to Israel and Egypt, where they called for an end to the "killing of civilians" and a permanent ceasefire. However, De Croo and Sanchez's remarks were severely criticised by both Netanyahu and Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, who accused the two leaders of "supporting terrorism". Local media reported that the Spanish and Belgian ambassadors to Israel had been summoned to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
Belgian Prime Minister De Croo responded to Netanyahu today, saying: "Read what I said at the Rafah crossing about the conflict in Gaza, Prime Minister Netanyahu. I stand by this; no more civilian casualties".