Israel urged to ease Palestinian crisis

Israel urged to ease Palestinian crisis


The European Union’s top external relations official last week called on Israel to ease the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian territories, saying both Israelis and Palestinians must “step back from the brink.” EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner also said the resurgence of violence was complicating plans to launch a special aid fund for Palestinians, which would bypass the Hamas-led government. As Israel said it was expanding a military offensive against Gaza...


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