Spain to propose EU move to end Gaza blockade

MADRID  — Spain will propose the European Union exert strong diplomatic pressure on Israel to end its blockade of the Gaza Strip, said Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Saturday.
The Spanish prime minister said at a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that Spain wants to "forge a strong common position" with EU countries in the face of the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
Zapatero said Spain's Foreign Minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos, would propose the EU deploy "all its political and diplomatic capability" to end the Gaza blockade at its foreign affairs council on Monday.
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