European Parliament calls for international end to blockade on Gaza

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    STRASBOURG, (PIC)--The European Parliament, meeting in Strasbourg for its June session, called for an international and impartial inquiry into Israel's attack on a humanitarian flotilla, the opening of all crossing points to and from Gaza and an immediate end to the blockade on Gaza in a resolution passed on Thursday. MEPs also advocate reshaping the EU's Middle East policy, to make it more decisive.

    Israel should immediately end the Gaza blockade, which has resulted in a humanitarian disaster, paralyzed the Gaza Strip's reconstruction and economy and aggravated political radicalisation, say MEPs. At the same time, they call on EU High Representative Catherine Ashton to submit an EU plan to the Quartet to help end the blockade.

    The resolution was approved in a roll-call vote, with 470 votes in favour, 56 against and 56 abstentions.

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