Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner gave this reaction to the killing of many Palestinians today in
"The killing this morning of so many civilians in Gaza, including many children, is a profoundly shocking event. Israel has a right to defend itself, but not at the price of the lives of the innocent. It is very important for all parties to exercise utmost restraint and limit themselves to actions which are proportionate and in accordance with international humanitarian law.
At this critical juncture all sides have a responsibility to give dialogue a chance".