France urges Israeli restraint over Gaza offensive

ByREUTERS
July 18, 2014 00:35

PARIS - France's foreign minister said on Thursday he was extremely worried by an Israeli ground offensive in Gaza and called on Israel to show utmost restraint.

Laurent Fabius, who will meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo on Friday as part of a three-day trip to secure a "lasting ceasefire", said it was vital to protect civilians and avoid new victims.



"France is extremely concerned by the Israeli decision to launch a ground offensive in Gaza. It calls on Israel to show the utmost restraint," Fabius said in a statement.



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