Europe, U.S. Mull UN Resolution on Gaza Truce

(AP-Washington Post) With Egyptian efforts to end the Gaza war collapsing, the U.S., Britain, France and Germany are discussing a possible Security Council resolution calling for a sustainable cease-fire and an international monitoring mission to ensure its implementation, UN diplomats said Thursday. Diplomats said the resolution would include opening up Gaza's borders and a return of the Palestinian Authority to the territory. It would also include security assurances for the Israelis, including ways to prevent Hamas from acquiring more arms and building more tunnels. The resolution would incorporate an EU offer to take charge of Gaza's border crossings. Officials emphasized the discussions are in the early stages and there is no timeframe for introducing the resolution.

2014-08-22 00:00:00

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