GAZA CITY (AFP) - EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana toured the war-shattered Gaza Strip on Friday. "I came to Gaza to see by myself the situation and the destruction and to show the solidarity to the good people of Gaza who have suffered so much," he said at a news conference. "I wanted to see with my eyes the level of destruction," he said of the devastation wrought by Israel's 22-day military offensive. He viewed the ruins of the American International School and the wasteland of Ezbet Abed Rabbo, where scores of Palestinians huddle in shanties erected on mounds of rubble that used to be their homes. His visit came ahead of an international conference in Egypt on the rebuilding of Gaza. "I hope the meeting that will take place on Monday will be a good meeting with good consequences for people here," said Solana. Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere was on a similar visit to Gaza on Friday, touring areas hard hit by the Israeli offensive. Neither Solana nor Stoere were due to meet any representative of Hamas. "We have not had any meeting with Hamas at the political level since June 2007," said Norwegian foreign ministry spokesman Haakon Svane.