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U.S. hails Israel's new policy toward Gaza

06-21-2010 08:13 BJT

WASHINGTON, June 20 (Xinhua) -- The United States welcomes Israel 's "new policy" towards the Gaza Strip, hoping it should significantly improve conditions for Palestinians and preventing the entry of weapons, said the White House on Sunday.

"The United States welcomes the new policy towards Gaza announced by the Government of Israel, which responds to the calls of many in the international community," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs in a statement.

"Once implemented, we believe these arrangements should significantly improve conditions for Palestinians in Gaza, while preventing the entry of weapons," Gibbs said.

"We will work with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, the Quartet, and other international partners to ensure these arrangements are implemented as quickly and effectively as possible and to explore additional ways to improve the situation in Gaza, including greater freedom of movement and commerce between Gaza and the West Bank," said the spokesman.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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