Foreign Secretary William Hague said he was very concerned about the violence in Gaza and southern Israel, and the reported death of a number of civilians. He called for "all sides to demonstrate restraint":
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
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