European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton speaks at a press conference in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. Ms. Ashton is on a three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of her ongoing efforts to encourage the two sides to resume negotiations. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton speaks at a press conference in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. Ms. Ashton is on a three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of her ongoing efforts to encourage the two sides to resume negotiations. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)