GAZA CITY - A top UN envoy has met with four ministers of the new Palestinian unity government in the formerly Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, assuring them of United Nations support.
Robert Serry's visit to Gaza on Sunday came despite Israeli appeals to the international community to shun the unity government, which
Serry, UN chief Ban Ki-moon's envoy to the region, was the first senior international official to meet with unity government members in Gaza. Serry promised more UN development aid in Gaza and called for lifting a Gaza border blockade enforced by Israel and Egypt. (AP)