If there was any thought that a status quo could hold – it was shattered over the recent exchange between Gaza and Israel. So says EU foreign policy chief Frederica Mogherini in urging the Israelis and Palestinians to get back to the bargaining table.
Hamas has denied being responsible for the rocket attack on Israel. And in fact, Israel’s defense minister agrees, blaming the Islamic Jihad group for the attack. That being said, Israel holds Hamas responsible, and targeted both Islamic Jihad and Hamas sites in its retaliatory strike.
Meanwhile, France’s foreign minister will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories, also attempting to get the talks back on track.