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EU urges Israel to do more on Gaza crossings

EU urges Israel to do more on Gaza crossings

The European Union says Israel has to go beyond its recent easing of the Gaza Strip blockade and guarantee the "unconditional" opening of the border into the territory run by the militant Palestinian Hamas group.
EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said after Thursday's meeting with U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell that Israel needs "to achieve a fundamental change of policy that allows for the reconstruction and economic recovery of Gaza."
Ashton says she appreciates Israel's decision last week to allow increased exports from the Gaza Strip. Ashton and Mitchell also reaffirm the common drive of the EU and the United States for peace in the Mideast.


Updated : 2021-10-25 22:51 GMT+08:00