April 28, 2008

EU Faults Hamas for Gaza Fuel Crisis

Via EU Faults Hamas for Gaza Fuel Crisis:

A statement issued by the EU on the fuel shortage in Gaza placed blame on Hamas.

"Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza have their share in aggravating the humanitarian situation, including through carrying out the attacks on the Nahal Oz and Kerem Shalom crossings," the statement read. "

The [EU] president condemns such actions, which only lead to further suffering of the population." Senior Israeli Foreign Ministry officials said this was one of the few times that an EU statement had actually condemned Hamas by name.