The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations have welcomed efforts, including those of Egypt, to create the conditions for the Palestinian Authority to assume its responsibilities in Gaza.
In a statement, the Quarter urged the parties to take concrete steps to reunite Gaza and the West Bank under the legitimate Palestinian Authority. “This will facilitate lifting the closures of the crossings, while addressing Israel’s legitimate security concerns, and unlock international support for Gaza’s growth, stability and prosperity, which is critical for efforts to reach lasting peace.” The Quartet Envoys stand ready to engage with Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the region in support of this process.
Delegation of the European Union to Israel
The Office of the European Union Representative (West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA)