Oxfam: EU Must Halt Israel Blockade on Gaza

The European Union must take action to halt Israel’s blockade on the disputed Gaza Strip as the Palestine territory suffered shortages in basic supplies, including water and sanitation services. Charity organization Oxfam International made this call to the EU, the largest donor to Palestinians, as the bloc’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visited the Gaza strip as part of a five-day swing across the Middle East this week, Xinhua reports. Oxfam said in a statement that Ashton should “make the immediate lifting of the Israeli-imposed blockade her top priority.”

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    Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.