Monday, January 19, 2009

EU: No Reconstruction in Gaza Unless PA Takes Control

Gulf News, January 19, 2009 - A top European official said on Monday she expects humanitarian aid will start flowing quickly to the Gaza Strip.

EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said, however, that buildings and infrastructure will not be rebuilt as long as Hamas rules there.

The European Union classes Hamas as a terrorist organization and refuses to deal with it.

Ferrero-Waldner suggested that international help in rebuilding Gaza could come if the Fatah Party of moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas returns to the territory.

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