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EU official: Hamas responsible for Gaza

Posted by iusbvision on January 26, 2009

It’s about darn time that the EU got sick of rebuilding Gaza. It looks like the EU is about ready to tell Palestinians to knock it off or get cut off.


Hamas bears an “overwhelming responsibility” for the destruction of Gaza, a senior European Union official said Monday, as he toured the area to see the destruction caused by Israel’s 22-day military offensive there.

But Louis Michel also leveled harsh words against Israel for killing civilians and bombing nonmilitary targets during the fighting.

I almost fell off my chair when I saw this:

Last week, when EU Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero Waldner visited Israel, she said that the EU would not pay to rebuild Gaza until a government that it found acceptable was in power there.

On Monday, Michel was more frank, saying the EU was tired of paying for the same infrastructure only to have it repeatedly destroyed.

Speaking with reporters later in Tel Aviv, he said, “It is very frustrating that the EU commission and the member states are systematically obliged morally to pay and to pay once more for infrastructures that we have already paid for once or twice or three times,” said Michel.

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