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12 November 2012
Violence in Gaza and southern Israel
Foreign Secretary William Hague: "All sides need to demonstrate restraint to prevent a dangerous escalation that would be in no one's interests."
Commenting on rocket attacks by Palestinian militant groups on Israel and Israeli air-strikes on Gaza, the Foreign Secretary said:
“I am very concerned by the violence in Gaza and southern Israel, and the reported death of a number of civilians, including a child, in Gaza. I condemn the indiscriminate firing of over 100 rockets into Israel by Gaza-based militants. The UK supports the Egyptian Government in its efforts to achieve a ceasefire. All sides need to demonstrate restraint to prevent a dangerous escalation that would be in no one’s interests.”