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.”