European Union (EU) Representative in Jerusalem, Sven Kuehn von Burgsdorff said Tuesday that the incident in which an Israeli soldier drove a bulldozer onto Palestinian territory, and dragged the body of a slain Palestinian in Gaza, on Sunday, goes counter to all principles of human dignity, Palestine News Network reported.

โ€œNo one should be witnessing scenes like that one when a military bulldozer drags away a lifeless body. This is something that goes counter to all principles of human dignity and respect,โ€ von Burgsdorff said.

โ€œThe EU has consistently reiterated on numerous occasions, that the destructive cycle of violence and counter-violence has to come to an end,โ€ he said. โ€œDe-escalation is now imperative, not least to preserve lives of the citizens of Gaza and to relieve their suffering.โ€

Human Rights groups Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) and The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah), both expressed their grave concern over the incident which sparked 2 days of fighting.