The Post Chronicle (Link) (December 27, 2008)
The European Union called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on Saturday. "We are very concerned at the events in Gaza. We call for an immediate ceasefire and urge everybody to exert maximum restraint," a spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said. "Everything must be done to renew the truce," he said.
Israeli war planes and helicopters pounded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing at least 155 people and prompting rocket fire from Palestinian militants that killed an Israeli, medics said. The EU's executive body, the European Commission, also called for "utmost restraint." EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said in a statement both sides must stop the escalation of violence which endangers the civilian population and called for an immediate return to the ceasefire.