Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini following events in Gaza

The EU reiterates its calls for an end to the closure of Gaza and a full opening of the crossing points, while addressing Israel’s legitimate security concerns. The EU further urges the Palestinian sides to increase their efforts to enable the Palestinian authority to exert its full control over Gaza.
Yesterday’s events highlight that the lack of process is not an option. A political solution for Gaza and an urgent resumption of peace talks towards a two state solution are the only way for Palestinians and Israelis to live side by side in peace and security.
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