"Israel will be urged today to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip to avert a humanitarian disaster as the Middle East ‘quartet’ meets to consider the state of the faltering peace process."

"Oxfam and five other UK aid agencies are calling for the quartet to end its ‘complacency’ by putting the ‘highest diplomatic pressure’ on Israel over its strategy of isolating the Islamist movement Hamas at meetings in London on the Annapolis negotiations and Palestinian economic development in the West Bank."

See also "Israel urged to end Gaza blockade, " Press Association, May 1, 2008