EU trio say can send warships to Gaza region

The three European Union countries have sent a joint letter to the Israeli and Egyptian governments outlining their intentions, Brown said.

EU trio say can send warships to Gaza region
Britain, France and Germany said they could prevent any supplies from sea from reaching Palestinians by sending warships to the region as part of Israeli attempt to restrict Gazans under crippling 18-month siege, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Saturday.

The three European Union countries have sent a joint letter to the Israeli and Egyptian governments outlining their intentions, he added.

They also said can monitor border crossings in Gaza.

Brown told reporters at his Downing Street office, "Britain is prepared to give naval resources so that we can monitor and stop arms traffic and arms getting into Gaza. I believe that will help get a solution to this crisis."

"There is a general understanding that the appalling violence and the tragedies that have happened should come to an end as quickly as possible," Brown said.

In a statement, the German government said the EU countries would work closely with the Israeli and Egyptian governments to firm up the "proposed security measures".

The Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed more than 1,200 Palestinians with a quarter of children.

Agencies
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