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Gaza hostilities: UK statement

UK condemns firing of rockets at civilians and calls on all sides to de-escalate the situation.

A Foreign Office spokesperson yesterday said:

We are deeply concerned by the escalation of hostilities in Gaza. The UK condemns the firing of rockets at civilian populations. Any attacks targeted against civilians are unlawful and unjustifiable. We call on all sides to rapidly de-escalate the situation, and support the UN and Egyptian efforts to achieve that objective.

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