European Union lawmakers visited the Palestinian Authority and met with Hamas officials. In Gaza on Tuesday, P.A. Prime
Minister Ismail Haniyeh hosted 10 European Parliament members, who urged an end to the West’s boycott of direct aid to the Hamas-led government.
A E.U. spokeswoman made
clear that the lawmakers do not represent the bloc’s foreign policy. The European Union is continuing to apply the embargo until Hamas accepts the
idea of coexistence with Israel. Jerusalem condemned the visitors, saying
they risked bolstering Hamas.