The European Commission is to take “time-out” on its talks with Israel on upgrading relations. The head of its delegation to Israel said the decision was taken in light of the current conflict in Gaza.
A senior Welsh church leader has joined worldwide questioning of an Israeli missile attack on a church-run health clinic in Gaza four days ago and has called on the international community to act for a just-peace.
The escalating conflict in Gaza frays all well-intended political and faith-based efforts at peacemaking in the Middle East, says Wilson Tan. But Christian peacemaking is still a viable and necessary option.
A ‘mercy’ ship carrying European Parliamentarians arrives at Gaza today on an emergency mission, carrying desperately needed medical supplies. The Free Gaza Movement ship, Spirit of Humanity, left Larnaca Port yesterday.
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has renewed his appeal to Israel and Hamas to halt the fighting in Gaza immediately and show respect for civilians and the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.