Foreign Secretary William Hague told his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, that rocket attacks from Gaza are completely unacceptable, but he urged him to de-escalate the violence in the region.
– William Hague
I told Minister Lieberman that continuing rocket attacks from Gaza are completely unacceptable. Israel has a right to defend itself against such attacks, but the whole world wanted to see de-escalation.
I welcomed President Abbas’s call for a ceasefire agreed by both sides, and urged him to do all he could to help bring this about. I offered my condolences for the loss of civilian lives in Gaza.