EU calls for disarmament of Gaza militants, condemns use of human shields; calls on Israel and Palestinian Authority to resume negotiations; calls for border crossing openings; PA calls for five days of negotiations with Hamas in Cairo
The European Union member states have called on Hamas and other militant groups to disarm. The 28 foreign ministers met on Tuesday evening releasing a statement condemning Hamas and its rocket attack son Israel, as well as using the Palestinian population as human shields.
The statement reads: The EU strongly condemns the indiscriminate firing of rockets into Israel by Hamas and militant groups in the Gaza Strip, directly harming civilians. These are criminal and unjustifiable acts. The EU calls on Hamas to immediately put an end to these acts and to renounce violence. All terrorist groups in Gaza…
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