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Israel/Palestinian Territories/situation in Gaza

Published on July 18, 2014
Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesman

Paris, July 17, 2014

France expresses its very deep concern at the Israeli decision to launch a ground intervention in Gaza. It calls on Israel to exercise the utmost restraint. It is vital to protect the civilian populations and to avoid further casualties.

Laurent Fabius will travel to the region on 18 July to support the efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire and a lasting truce that responds to Israel’s security needs and the humanitarian and economic needs of the Palestinians./.

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