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Saturday, December 27, 2008
["Disproportionate use of force"] Declaration by the Presidency of the European Union on the violence in Gaza

Declaration by the Presidency of the European Union on the violence in Gaza
27.12.2008 On: 27.12.2008 [Translation by Google]
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The presidency of the European Union, which had condemned the December 24
firing of rockets on Israeli territory from Gaza, expresses its deep concern
at the escalation of violence in Gaza and deplored the very many civilian
casualties.

It expresses its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of victims.

It condemns the Israeli bombardment and the firing of rockets from Gaza.

It condemns the disproportionate use of force.

The presidency of the European Union recalls that there is no military
solution in Gaza and calls for the establishment of a lasting truce.

It encourages the efforts of neighboring countries, especially those of
Egypt, which can achieve that goal.

The presidency of the European Union, which reaffirms its commitment to full
respect of international humanitarian law under all circumstances, urged the
reopening of all crossings and the immediate resumption of deliveries of
humanitarian goods and Oil and free access of international and humanitarian
organizations, diplomats and journalists.

Updated: 27.12.2008 Updated: 27.12.2008

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