EU Official Appeals for Peace in Middle East
The European Union's foreign policy chief on Monday appealed to Middle East leaders to work on an immediate cease-fire between the Palestinians and Israelis, reported The Associated Press.
Javier Solana made his appeal as escalation flared Monday when Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in Gaza and Apache helicopters shelled PA targets.
"I would like to make a very clear appeal for the immediate cessation of violence," Solana said after meeting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
He said the cease-fire should be followed by confidence building measures to pave the way for resuming Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, the AP quoted him as saying.
Solana criticized Israel for using US-made F-16 warplanes to attack the Palestinians, adding “this is not the manner to get peace in the region.”
After his meeting with Mubarak, Solana met with Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa.
Solana is in Cairo, the first leg of a regional tour that will also take him to Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories – Albawaba.com
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