Foreign Secretary calls for de-escalation of Gaza conflict

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.@williamjhague: There are also responsibilities on #Israel & I spoke to the Foreign Minister to urge Israel to do utmost to reduce tension

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.@williamjhague: I also urged #Israel to observe international humanitarian law, to avoid civilian casualties & de-escalate the situation.

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.@williamjhague: Underlines the importance of the Middle East peace process, of a real drive to get negotiations going again. #MEPP #Gaza

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