EU seeks to open sea route to Gaza

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Jerusalem, June 11 (ANI): The European Union wants to help open a sea route to Gaza and to revive and expand its role at the land crossings into the area, diplomatic sources told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

Its Foreign Affairs Council plans to debate the matter on Monday, when ministers from the EU's 27 countries convene in Luxembourg for their monthly meeting.

The debate comes amidst sharp international criticism of Israel's three-year policy of closing Gaza's land passages to all but humanitarian goods.

"The EU has called for an immediate and sustained opening of the Gaza crossings and they will look into options of how the EU could facilitate this," a council spokeswoman told the Post. (ANI)

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