EU Heads of Mission Call for end to Blockade on Gaza

WAFA FEB 29 2012

JERUSALEM, February 29, 2012 (WAFA) – European Union Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah Wednesday called on Israel to end its blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2006 and allow free movement of goods and people to and from Gaza.

In a statement issued following their first joint visit to Gaza this year, the EU Heads of Mission called for “further efforts and complementary measures to achieve a fundamental change of Israeli policy that allows for the reconstruction and economic recovery of Gaza including through the resumption of exports.”

“The EU reiterates again its calls for an immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of crossings for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons to and from Gaza,” said the statement.

The Heads of Mission met in Gaza representatives of international organizations, civil society, women and the private sector. They also met with representatives from the Gaza fishing community at the harbor and visited projects funded by the EU and its Members States.

Denmark, Belgium and Sweden signed a lease agreement for a joint EU consular office in Gaza.


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