Middle East Peace Envoy Tony Blair has told ITV News that Gaza militants must halt the firing of rockets towards Israel for the conflict to not escalate and threaten the whole region.
– Middle East peace envoy Tony Blair
If rockets are fired out of Gaza by Hamas or other militants in Gaza and aimed at Israeli towns and villages, with the express purpose of killing Israeli civilians, the Government of Israel is going to retaliate and the Israeli people will expect them to do so.
The most important thing is that we stop the rockets coming out, the retaliation can then stop, we get some ceasefire or calm into the situation and work out a better way forward. ... There's no way Israel will stop unless rockets are stopped firing at its civilians.
You can see Julie Etchingham's interview with Tony Blair on ITV News at Ten.