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EU nations: Aid gets into Gaza only with Fatah's Abbas

EU urges divided Palestinians to unite to save Gaza
Sunday, January 25 11:15 pm
AFP Lorne Cook

European Union nations called Sunday for divided Palestinian factions to unite so border crossings in the war-torn Gaza Strip can be opened and aid distributed.

EU foreign ministers, at talks in Brussels, also urged Arab nations to use their influence with Hamas, after its 22-day war with Israel in Gaza, and the Fatah faction of president Mahmud Abbas, the bloc's main interlocutor.

"We believe that Palestinian reconciliation behind president Mahmud Abbas is fundamental to progress," said Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, whose country holds the EU's rotating presidency.

"The humanitarian concerns are naturally a priority but the political process must follow close behind," he said, after chairing EU talks with Egypt, Jordan, the Palestinian territories, Turkey and Norway.

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