EU Parliment calls to reactivate Gaza border assistance mission, calls for end to blockade

According to a resolution passed in the EU Parliment: “Ending the blockade of the Gaza Strip, its urgent reconstruction and rehabilitation following the 2014 summer war must be a humanitarian aid priority for the EU and the international community, MEPs urge the EU and

other donors to live up to their promises to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East), which has been under serious financial stress.”

“They also call for the EU Border Assistance Mission EUBAM Rafah to be reactivated “with a more ambitious mandate and adequate means” to “play a concrete role in the control of the Gaza Strip’s borders with Egypt and Israel.”

The resolution was passed by 525 votes to 70, with 31 abstentions.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4699801,00.html

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