European Commission to Increase Aid for Gaza by $27 million

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The European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen has on Monday said the EU is increasing its humanitarian aid for Gaza by 25 million euros ($27 million).

Von der Leyen said flows of aid into Gaza from Egypt remain too small and the EU was working on setting up other possible routes including deliveries through sea from Cyprus.

The president, who is a supporter of Israel, said it was essential the country strives to avoid civilian casualties in its operation in Gaza.

She told diplomats that even as conflict rages, there needs to be a perspective for a two-state solution, and insisted a prerequisite once the fighting stops.


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