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Human rights group that sailed 5 times into port of Gaza.

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EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 28 May 2010

Statement by the spokesperson of
High Representative Catherine Ashton
on the flotilla sailing to Gaza


The spokesperson of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice

President of the Commission Catherine Ashton issued a following statement today:

"We strongly urge that all involved act with a sense of restraint and responsibility and work for a

constructive resolution. The EU remains gravely concerned by the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
The continued policy of closure is unacceptable and politically counterproductive.

We would like to reiterate the EU's call for an immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of crossings for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons to and from Gaza."