Didier Reynders calls on the parties to respect cease-fire in Gaza

date: 05 August 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, just as EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, calls on all parties to respect the humanitarian cease-fire of 72 hours. The truce is in force since this morning.

The Minister is satisfied with the efforts that Egypt is making to end the cycle of hellish violence. This violence has made ​​too many civilian casualties already. He hopes that the humanitarian truce, with the support of the international community, including the EU, could turn into a permanent cease-fire that meets the expectations of the Palestinian people and the concerns about the safety of Israel.