Wednesday, January 30, 2008

UN drops Gaza crisis statement

From Al Jazeera:
The United Nations Security Council has abandoned efforts to adopt a statement on the crisis in the Gaza Strip caused by an Israel's blockade after the US refused to support it. . .

The Arab League last week proposed a non-binding draft statement expressing concern about the humanitarian situation in Gaza, criticising the rocket attacks by Palestinian fighters and calling on Israel to reopen the border crossings.

The draft found support among all the 15 council members except Washington.
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