White House Says Israeli Gaza Blockade Is “Unsustainable”
The White House says Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip is unsustainable, and is urging an aid vessel sent by pro-Palestinian activists to go to an Israeli port to avoid violence.
“We are working urgently with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and other international partners to develop new procedures for delivering more goods and assistance to Gaza,” said Mike Hammer, spokesman for the White House National Security Council.
“The current arrangements are unsustainable and must be changed. For now, we call on all parties to join us in encouraging responsible decisions by all sides to avoid any unnecessary confrontations,” Hammer said in a statement.
Israel was planning to intercept another aid ship, the Rachel Corrie, bound for Gaza, but being asked now to sail to Ashdod in order to get materials to Gaza.Click here for reuse options!
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