Press Release

Senator Gillibrand Praises International Agreement on Weapons Smuggling in Gaza

Mar 17, 2009

Washington, D.C. – New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today praised an agreement on
efforts to halt the smuggling of weapons in Gaza.  In addition to
halting illegal weapons, the agreement, which was signed by Canada,
Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, the United
Kingdom and the United States, will provide a comprehensive strategy
for enhanced cooperation and coordination for information and
intelligence sharing, diplomatic engagement and military and law
enforcement activities.

entire international community has a responsibility to stop the weapons
smuggling in Gaza,” Senator Gillibrand said.  “I praise Secretary
Clinton and President Obama for their leadership.  This Program of
Action will strengthen our efforts across the board – from gathering
intelligence to establishing lasting security for Israel.”

with our partners, the United States is committed to move forward
quickly with the new mechanism to block arms shipments to Gaza — a
major threat to regional peace and security putting innocent lives of
Israelis and Palestinians at risk.  Countries engaged in the Program of
action will meet on a regular basis to review information and combine