Representatives of the European Union troika, led by Dutch Ambassador Bob Hiensch, made a solidarity visit to Sderot as the guests of Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Acting Spokesman)

Representatives of the European Union troika, led by Dutch Ambassador Bob Hiensch, today (Monday), 4 October 2004, made a solidarity visit to Sderot as the guests of Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal. They were accompanied by Foreign Ministry representatives.

Mayor Moyal briefed his guests on life in Sderot under the threat of Kassam rockets and on the ways in which the authorities are dealing with the anxieties of residents, especially the children. The EU representatives visited the site where the rockets fell and met with the families of the children who were killed last week.

The EU representatives also received a comprehensive briefing by OC Gaza, in which he described IDF activities and efforts to prevent attacks on innocent civilians, as well as humanitarian concerns vis-a-vis the residents.