Blair calls for rethinking Gaza strategy, citing humanitarian crisis

Middle East envoy Tony Blair says the international community must rethink its strategy toward the Gaza area ruled by the anti-Israel Hamas organization. Blair says action must be taken to get more goods and food into Gaza to ease the humanitarian crisis there, and says "the present strategy in Gaza is not working." He calls for a new strategy that "isolates the extremists and helps the people." Blair was speaking before a European Parliament panel on Tuesday. Both the United States and the EU consider Hamas a terrorist group.