Foreign Secretary calls for 'restraint' in Gaza

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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Gaza rockets fired on Israel

Missiles fired from the Gaza Strip have hit southern Israel for a fourth consecutive day. Israeli officials have warned they will toughen their response if the violence continues.