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Foreign Secretary deeply concerned by violence on Israel's borders

Foreign Secretary William Hague called on all parties to exercise restraint after violence broke out on Israel's borders as Palestinians mark Nakba Day.

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Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

“I am deeply concerned by the violence on Israel’s borders today and saddened by the loss of life. I call on all parties to exercise restraint and ensure that civilian life is protected. These developments make clearer than ever that a lasting and comprehensive resolution to the conflicts in the region is urgently needed and will only be achieved through negotiation.”

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Published 16 May 2011