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Hanan Ashrawi with former European Commission president Jacques Delors (c) and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 1993 (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

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EU impunity for Israel creating 'horror' in Gaza

Impunity from international sanctions is allowing Israel to create "horror" in Gaza, Hanan Ashrawi, a former top Palestinian official, has said.

"There's constant, constant shelling and bombing - by air, by sea, by land. You have tanks, warships, you have F-16s and so we have, so far, over 180 people killed, more than 50 of them children," she said.

"Whole families have been eradicated and destroyed," the 74-year old former top official in the Palestine Liberation Organisation an...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Hanan Ashrawi with former European Commission president Jacques Delors (c) and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 1993 (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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