The shadow foreign secretary has said a deal between Israel and Hamas will inevitably be reached in the end so the Government should oppose a ground invasion of Gaza.
Douglas Alexander said the variable involved would be the number of children and civilians killed by the fighting before both sides eventually reach an uneasy truce and urged Tobias Ellwood, the new Middle East minister, to signal a shift in position.
Last week I warned an Israeli ground operation in Gaza would bring more suffering for the Palestinians and would be a strategic error for Israel.
But Mr Ellwood said the Government was working towards a ceasefire and said Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond would fly to the region shortly.
In between the bandages, I could see the soreness of Randa’s skin. Her eyes stare out at a world which has been brutal to her.
An Israeli student has started an online campaign in an attempt to encourage respect between Jews and Arabs.
A BBC Arabic reporter was set upon by an angry Israeli bystander in the middle of a live broadcast on the situation in Gaza.