Announcement

Foreign Office Minister urges restraint in Gaza and southern Israel

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Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt 'deeply concerned' by the recent increase of violence in Gaza and southern Israel.

Commenting on Israeli air-strikes on Gaza and rocket attacks by Palestinian militant groups on Israel, Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said:

“I am deeply concerned by the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and southern Israel. I condemn any attacks targeting civilians. I urge all sides to exercise restraint, re-establish calm and avoid any further civilian casualties.”